After 14 rounds in the national Super League, our 2nd team Vardar Junior gained 6 victories and is ranked 6th with 18 points. We played the last match this year in Ohrid and we were defeated by the 2nd ranked team with 18:33.
We had a bad start in Ohrid and the guests reached a lead of 6:1 very fast. The coach Stojan Petrushevski called for a timeout. However, the more experienced host continued the good game and by the end of the 1st half they had a lead of 10 goals for 16:6.
We went in Ohrid without few of the standard players such as Kizic, Kukulovski and Kjosevski. Ohrid has several international players and is thus a better team, so it was easy for them to keep the goal-difference.
Four more matches will be played in the spring part of the season – at home against Metalurg and Rabotnichki, and as guests with Prolet and Pelister. We defeated Metalurg 2, Pelister and Rabotnichki in the 1st part of the season.
It is important to win points in matches with direct competitors against which we will play in the playouts, because those points and the scored goals will be transferred, and we will have to play another 10 rounds.
We will certainly remain in the league and we expect to fight for the 1st place in our group.
Match statistics: ohrid-vardar_junior.pdf