Metaloplastika come out on top in a thriller finish against Eurofarm

Nemanja Gojkovic

Metaloplastika have on Saturday afternoon celebrated their third SEHA - Gazprom League win of the season. After defeating Spartak and Meshkov Brest, Serbian vice-champions have this time, in a thriller finish, managed to come out on top against second-best North Macedonian team Eurofarm Rabotnik 27:26. Viktor Maticic scored the key goal for his team to put hosts one goal in front with less than a minute left to play.

Macedonians have opened the match in a dominant fashion extending the gap to five early (5:10). However, home team led by their right back Milan Milic, who finished the match with nine, managed to get back into this one before the half-time buzzer keeping everything open for the second half.
Lovro Jotic and Martin Velkovski helped guests storm off to a three goal lead early in the second but after that home-team coach Vukovic once again managed to find the right answer with his team slowly taking control of the match.

Three minutes before the final whistle Metaloplastika were already 26:24 up but Marin Vegar scored two in a row making the final two minutes as tense and nail-biting as possible. However, after Maticic scored from the seven-meter line and guests failed to find the way to the net in their final attack, the celebration could finally begin.
Marin Vegar finished the match with eight for Eurofarm while Lovro Jotic added six.