Regional League – Two thrillers and three big wins
The favourites managed to win big in the eight round of the Regional League, but there were also two thrillers this weekend. Not to mention the coaching change at Crvena Zvezda.
Sabac – Crvena Zvezda 8-9 (2-1, 1-3, 3-4, 2-1)
Red Star was lead by their new coach after Dejan Savic quit and Aleksandar Filipovic took over. Sabac started the game better, they had the lead in the middle of the second quarter, but Crvena Zvezda turned it around and took a one-goal lead to halftime. They were up by two in the beginning of the last period, but Sabac equalized with only one minute on the clock. However Veljko Tankosic had one more goal in him and decided the faith of the three points for the visitors.
Jadran Split – Mornar 7-6 (2-2, 2-1, 0-0, 3-3)
The Split derby was a big one for three quarters as Jadran only lead by one entering the closing period. They manage to go up by three in the final 8 minutes and Mornar was only able to make the final score look nicer. Their last score came with only 22 seconds remaining.
Mladost – POSK 19-3 (6-1, 2-0, 7-1, 4-1)
Mladost continued the winning streak, they flew right past POSK, they dominated this matchup from start to end. Four of their players scored three times – Cagalj, Petkovic, Kharkov and Herceg.
Jug Dubrovnik – Primorac 17-7 (3-2, 6-2, 4-1, 4-2)
The visitors had a 2-1 lead in the first quarter, but after that there was no stopping the reigning champions. Jug scored the next six out of seven and they were much better in the second half as well. Merkulov scored a whopping 6 goals for the home team.
Jadran Herceg Novi – Partizan 10-6 (4-2, 2-1, 2-0, 2-3)
After 2-2 Jadran went on a 4-goal run and scored six of seven through the end of the third quarter. They had the luxury to lose the final quarter. It was a real team effort as 7 players scored for the home team.
Standings after 8 rounds:
- Mladost (CRO) – 24 pts
- Jug Dubrovnik (CRO) – 19
- Jadran Herceg Novi (MNE) – 18
- Jadran Split (CRO) – 16
- Mornar (CRO) – 9
- Sabac (SRB) – 9
- Crvena Zvezda (SRB) – 8
- Primorac (MNE) – 7
- Partizan (SRB) – 4
- POSK (CRO) – 3