Regional League

Jug Dubrovnik lonely on the top

Xavi Garcia (Jug). Photo: mtb-sport.net/photos.

The fourth round of the 2017/18 Regional League in Group A1  was highlighted by a big Croatian derby. Jug defeated Mladost in Dubrovnik and remained the only unbeaten team in the competition. Before the match, both clubs had a perfect record – three of three. Now Jug is lonely on the top of the table with 12 points, while Mladost is equalled with Jadran Herceg Novi and Partizan.

Jug beat its archrival with a 3-goal margin (11:8). The side from Dubrovnik secured three points early in the fourth period when it jumped to a 10:6 lead. Two and a half minutes before the end Jug went on 11:6 up. Mladost scored two straight goals in the last 126 seconds, but it was too late for a turn.

Mladost scored the first goal in the match, in the 1st minute.It was the first and the last lead of the visiting team. Jug controlled everything in the pool. The hosts had a 5-goal lead in the third period (8:3) and kept the advantage with an ease.

Jadran Herceg Novi demolished Budva in the Montenegrin derby (15:3), while three matches offered a lot of excitements.

Partizan beat POSK in Belgrade (7:6). Partizan took a flying start and led 3:0 in the 4th minute. The champions of Serbia maintained a 3-goal lead until the halftime (4:1). After a 5-minute break, Mornar started climbing back. The Croats scored three straight goals and equalised 2.40 before the end of the 3rd period (4:4). They levelled the two times in the last period – 5:5 (4:01 before the end) and 6:6 (1:39 on the clock). In the first attack after the 6th Mornar’s goal, Manojlovic netted for the final score.

Two matches were played in Split. Primorac defeated Jadran Split 8:7 and earned its first three points in this season. The other match ended with an 8:7 score, too. But hosts collected the points in this encounter. Mornar beat Primorje.

Primorac rushed to a 4:0 lead in the second period and it was 5:1 up early in the third quarter. But Jadran didn’t give up.The team from Split netted three goals in a row and trailed 4:5 in the middle of the second period and 5:6 at the last break. Primorac went on 8:5 in the middle of the final period. Till the end of the big battle, Mornar came close once more (8:7), but it didn’t manage to equalise. The match was a duel of two scorers. Antonio Petrovic (Primorac) and Nikola Milradovic (Jadran) scored 4 goals both.

Mornar had a 6:3 lead in the match against Primorje, but the encounter was a hard battle till the end. Primorje levelled the score in the middle of the fourth period (7:7). The visiting squad played more aggressive in the last fourth minutes, but Mornar won thanks to Cagalj’s goal 2.50 before the last buzzer.

Results and standings

Group A1

Jug 11:8 Mladost
(2:1, 4:1, 3:4, 2:2)

Jug CO: Loncar 3, Garcia 3, Fatovic, Jokovic, Rasovic, Renzuto, Benic.
HAVK Mladost: Zovic 2, Paskvalin 2, Bukic, Vlahovic, Lazic, Basic.

Partizan 7:6 POSK
(3:0, 1:1, 1:3, 2:2)

Partizan: F. Jankovic, Lazic, Tomic, M. Jankovic, Andrejevic, Manojlovic,Aksentijevic.
Mornar: Divković , Begovic , Vuleta , Vukic , Delic, Kunac.

Jadran HN 15:3 Budva
(3:1, 4:1, 4:0, 4:1)

Jadran Carine: Draskovic 3, Merkuliv 2, Banicevic 2, Spajic 2, Ukropina, Krijestorac, Gardasevic, Radovic, Petkovic, Mijuskovic.
Budva: Vuksanovic, Popovic, Franeta.

Jadran S 7:8 Primorac
(0:1, 1:3, 4:2, 2:2)

Jadran S: Milradovic 4, Butic, Antonijevic, Buzdovanovcic.
Primorac: Petrovic 4, Gluhaic, Latinovic, Grgurevic, Paunovic.

Mornar 8:7 Primorje
(3:2, 3:2, 1:1, 1:2)

Mornar BS: Cagalj 3, Zivkovic 2, Duzevic 2, Calic.
Primorje: Peros 2, Paparic 2, Rakovac, Petric, Augusti.

 

1. Jug CO (CRO) 4 – 12
2. Mladost (CRO)4 – 9
3. Jadran HN (MNE) 4 – 9
4. Partizan (SRB) 4 – 9
5. POŠK (CRO) 4 – 6
6. Mornar (CRO) 4 – 6
7. Primorac (MNE) 4 – 3
8. Primorje (MNE) 4 – 3
9. Jadran S (CRO) 4 – 3
10. Budva (MNE) 4 – 0

Group A2

Solaris – Crvena Zvezda 5:12 (2:4, 1:3, 2:2, 0:3)
Zadar 1952 – Vojvodina 10:12 (2:4, 2:5, 2:0, 4:3)
Sabac – Medvescak 19:7 (5:0, 4:1, 4:3, 6:3)
Cattaro – Nais 8:8 (2:2, 2:3, 1:2, 3:1)

1. Crvena Zvezda (SRB) 4 – 12
2. Sabac (SRB) 3 – 9
3. Vojvodina (SRB) 4 – 9
4. Valjevo (SRB) 3 – 6
5. Nais (SRB) 4 – 4
6. Medvescak (CRO) 4 – 4
7. Cattaro (MNE) 4 – 2
8. Zadar (CRO) 3 – 0
9. Solaris (CRO) 3 – 0

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