Regional League

Visiting teams make no mistake

Jadran Herceg Novi Photo:pvkjadran.com

Visiting teams dominated in the 9th round of the Regional League, they collected three points in all five matches of the round.

Title-holder Jug continued its unbeaten run. The team from Dubrovnik visited Split where it faced Mornar. “The Sailors” (the meaning of the word “mornar” is a sailor) netted the first goal of the game in the 2nd minute. After that Jug responded with seven goals in a row and jumped to a 6:1 lead (17th minute). Mornar scored three unanswered goals till the middle of the quarter and reduced the gap (4:6).In the remaining time, Jug produced a new 6:0 series for a 12:4 lead and for a quiet ending of the game. It won 12:5.

There were no surprise and excitings in another today’s encounter in Split, in which POSK hosted Mladost. The Zagreb-based team ruled the field and it earned an 8:2 lead late in the third period. There was no way back for POSK, despite it played pretty well in the last 8 minutes. Mladost defeated the hosts with a 4-goal margin (11:7).

Jadran Herceg Novi didn’t have any trouble beating Primorje in Rijeka. The runner-up in 2016/17 Regional League grabbed a 3:0 advantage early in the first quarter. Primorje came close in the 2nd period (3:4), but it wasn’t able to go in front. Jadran was growing its advantage step-by-step. The visitors stopped at 16 goals and celebrated a big win (16:7).

Jadran Split jumped to the 4th place of the table, thanks to a win over Partizan in Belgrade. It was a huge battle during the first 15 minutes. At halftime, the score was 5:5. In the third period, both goalkeepers Risticevic (Partizan) and Anic (Jadran) were outstanding, they showed one save after the other, but 1:03 before the last break Jadran went in front (6:5). In the last period, Anic, the hero of the night, kept his goal “locked”, while attackers of the visiting team hit the back of the net three times for a 9:5 win.

A Montenegrin derby in Budva saw a big comeback of a visiting side. Budva water polo players controlled the game against Primorac during the first two periods. They were 4:2 and 5:3 up in the second quarter and they led 6:5 in the third. Primorac, boosted by Damir Crepulja (4 goals) netted three consecutive goals for an 8:6 lead with 5:11 remaining on the clock. At the end, Primorac achieved an 11:7 victory.

Regional League, 9th round

Group A1

Primorje 7:16 Jadran HN
(2:4, 2:4, 1:4, 2:4)

Primorje: Brubnjak 2, Rakovac 2, Paparic 2, Blazic.
Jadran Carine Herceg Novi: Ukropina3, Gardasevic 3, M. Petkovic 3, Merkulov 2, Dj. Radovic 2, Popadic, Krijestorac, Draskovic.

Mornar 5:12 Jug
(1:3, 0:2, 3:3, 1:4)

Mornar: R. Buric 3, Calic, Buha.
Jug: Macan 3, Fatovic 2, Jokovic 2, Benic 2, Loncar, Garcia, Pavlicevic.

POSK 7:10 Mladost
(0:2, 1:3, 2:3, 4:2)

POSK: Elez 5, Vukic 2.
Mladost: Zovic 3, Radu 2, Bukic 2, Biljaka, Lazic, Lovre.

Partizan 5:9 Jadran S
(2:3, 3:3, 0:1, 0:3)

Partizan: F. Jankovic 2, Tomic, Manojlovic, Radonjic.
Jadran Split: Goreta 2, Marinic Kragic 2, Buzdovancic 2, Krapic, Butic, Viskovic.

Budva 7:11 Primorac
(3:2, 2:2, 1:3, 1:4)

Budva: B. Popovic 2, S. Cetkovic, S: Vuksanovic, M. Mitrovic, M. Maksimovic, Vujasevic.
Primorac: Crepulja 4, D. Matkovic 3, A. Petrovic 3, Gopcevic

1. Jug (Croatia) 9 – 27
2. Mladost (Croatia) 9 – 22
3. Jadran HN (Montenegro) 9 – 20
4. Jadran S (Croatia) 9 – 13
5. Mornar (Croatia) 9 – 13
6. Partizan (Serbia) 9 – 10
7. Primorac (Montenegro) 9 – 9
8. POSK (Croatia) 9 – 8
9. Primorje (Croatia) 9 – 6
10. Budva (Montenegro) 9 – 3

Group A2

Crvena Zvezda – Valjevo Gorenje 14:5
Nais – Medvescak 9:3
Vojvodina – Solaris (21 January)
Zadar 1952 – Sabac (24 January)

1. Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) 8 – 24
2. Vojvodina (Serbia) 7 – 18
3. Sabac (Serbia) 7 – 15
4. Nais (Serbia) 8 – 13
5. Valjevo Gorenje (Serbia) 8 – 12
6. Cattaro (Montenegro) 8 – 8
7. Medvescak (Croatia) 8 – 7
8. Solaris (Croatia) 7 – 3
9. Zadar 1952 (Croatia) 7 – 0

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