Even though HC Varadar was without seven players from their standard roster, they celebrated victory against Nexe with 29:27 ( 16:17) in a 6th round of regional SEHA League Gazprom’s South Stream. After Vardar and their coach Zoran Kastratovic ended their collaboration, the hosts were led by his assistant Andon Boskovski.The victory against Nexe , is the fourth in SEHA League for the Macedonian champion, and it puts Vardar to a top position on the scoreboard with 12 points , one point and a match more than the second place of Tatran Presov.
The hosts throughout the game had the initiative in the field, but Nexe goalkeeper Perica Lelic prevent the score difference to go above three goals lead.
The first part of the game was tied , both teams exchanged in the lead with a minimal advantage . But Vardar line player, Alem Toskic led his team to halftime break with one goal difference 16-15.
In the second half the game continued with the same rhythm. Nexe in 34 minute remained without Luka Sokolic because of the direct red card, for very harsh foul on Vladimir Petric. Alex Dushebaev in 42 minute scored for 21:19 . The home team several times had the chance to increase the difference , but several failures of clean positions and great saves of Lelic, brought Next back in the game. After 50 minutes , with the goal by Nemanja Pribak, Vardar came to +3 goals difference ( 26:23 ) and that was the key moment which determined the winner of this duel .
Filip Lazarov with six goals was the most effective in the home team. Five goals achieved wingers Dobrivoje Markovic and Luke Rakovikj each. The away team’s top scorer was Igor Vujic with seven goals , and goalkeeper Perica Lelic had 16 saves .
HC Vardar -NEXE 29:27 ( 16:15)
Kale.Referee : Ivan Moshorinski Alexander Pandzic (Serbia ) . Delegate : Zivan Stakic (Serbia ).
HC Vardar : Malumbres ( 3 Def . ) Daskalovski ( 5 Def . ), M.Stoilov , S.Stoilov 3 Nedanovski , Pribak 1, Toskic 2, Rakovic 5 , Petric 1, Jovcevski , Markovic 5, Dushebaev 3, Abutovic 1, Lazarov 6 ( 3 ) , Terzic, Chipurin 2
Coaching: Andon Boškovski .
Nexe : Lelic ( 16 Def . ) Pivac , Buresh , Ether 4 ( 1 ) , Lelic 3 ( 1 ) , Mrdzhenovic 2 , Thomas 1 Kruzhic , Jurjevic 1, Sokolic 1, Vujic 7, Bozic, Pavletic, Sakic 2 , Vegar 3 , Tomic 1, Ivic 2
Coaching: Zdenko Kordi
7-meters: RK Vardar 3/5 , be Next 1/1 .
Suspension: RK Vardar 2 min . Be Next 8 min .