Radomir Drasovic emerged as the game saver for Partizan in the Regional league season opener last Friday where the Serbian champions edged Mornar 9-8 thanks to a late hit by the youngster. Drasovic scored on extra-man with 40 seconds on the clock erasing a two-goal comeback by Mornar, from 8-6 down and got Partizan straight to their first win in the league’s opener.
Elsewhere the Croatians of Primorje held off Jadran Split at home 10-5 in a solid performance. The main figures from last season’s powerhouse line-up, Ante Vukicevic, and centre-forward Coasmin Radu, led the scoring with 3 and 2 goals respectively, while newcomers Aussie Shark Nathan Power and Slovakian Maros Tkac also got on the scoreboard. Jadran Herceg Novi also got off to a nice start by beating Vojvodina Novi Sad 9-5 at home in Herceg Novi. The Vladimir Gojkovic coached squad used a superior first-half showing to decide the outcome as the half-time score of 5-1 proved enough for the home side. League champions Jug played a friendly tournament in Monte Carlo and thus had postponed their Regional league match versus Budva to October 19.
Regional League 2016-2017
Friday, October 7:
VK Partizan Raiffeisen Belgrade (SRB) vs. Mornar BS (CRO) 9-8 (3-3, 1-0, 2-2, 3-3)
Partizan: Jaksic 2, Stojanovic 2, Radojevic, Lazic, Manojlovic, Drasovic, Andrejevic.
Mornar: Goreta 4, Zivkovic, Buha, Buric, Erak.
Saturday, October 8:
Primorje EB Rijeka (CRO) vs. Jadran Split (CRO) 10-5 (2-2, 1-0, 3-2, 4-1)
Primorje: Vukicevic 3, Radu 2, Power, Peros, Radulovic, Tkac, Buljubasic.
Jadran: Gluhaic 3, Popovic, Viskovic.
Jadran Carine Herceg Novi (MNE) vs. Vojvodina Novi Sad (SRB) 9-5 (2-1, 3-0, 1-1, 3-3)
Jadran: Kovavic 2, Pjesivac 2, Ukropina, Popadic, Markulov, Banicevic, Gardasevic.
Vojvodina: Maksimovic 4, Sulc.
Wednesday, October 19:
19.00: Jug CO Dubrovnik (CRO) vs. Budva (MNE)