Sunday, 3 October 2010


RNK Split continued their super form with yet another 1-0 win, this time defeating NK Osijek thanks to a late goal by Bojan Golubovic. Its safe to say the HNL1 newcomers will not be returning to the lower levels of Croatian football any time soon. Sports Director Nenad Pralija and coach Ivan Katilinic are responsible for excellation preparation on the team prior to the season.

Rijeka moved back into fourth with a fine 3-0 win over Lokomotiva. In response Loko's coach Roy Ferencina left his post which could destabilise the club. The team need to get back to winning ways as soon as possible. The teams disappointing results seem to have coincided with injuries to Tomislav Martinac, Nino Bule and Zjelko Sopic, whilst loan signing Ilija Sivonjic has not had the desire effect. Rijeka's goals came through Ivan Rodic, Kristjian Caval and Damir Kreilach. Zagreb and Varazdin played out a goalless draw so stay safely positioned in 5th and 7th respectively.

Slaven Belupo and Cibalia are played a predictable 1-1 draw with both sides evenly matched this season. Mladen Bartolovic opened the scoring for Cibalia before Stjepan Poljak came off the bench to equalise. Down at the lower end of the table Sibenik picked up a crucial 4-1 win over Zadar which brings them back amongst the living, just one point from there opponents and two points from fifth bottom Lokomotiva. Two goals from Mehmed Alispahic, one from Daniel Georgievski and a strike from sub Drazen Jelic cancelled out Ivan Santini's opener for Zadar, who later had Igor Banovic red carded.

Sibenik's victory worsened the plight of Hrvatski Dragovoljac who are still winless. Dragovoljac drew 0-0 with in form Inter Zapresic.