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Serbia and Montenegro round-up: Rad revive hopes

Published: Thursday 22 May 2003, 9.14CET
FK Rad condemned FK Cukaricki to relegation with a crucial 1-0 away win against their fellow strugglers.

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Published: Thursday 22 May 2003, 9.14CET

Serbia and Montenegro round-up: Rad revive hopes

FK Rad condemned FK Cukaricki to relegation with a crucial 1-0 away win against their fellow strugglers.

FK Rad condemned FK Cukaricki to relegation and boosted their own survival hopes with a crucial 1-0 away win against their fellow strugglers.

All-important goal
The only goal of the game arrived nine minutes before half-time through Dejan Rusmir, whose strike moved his side to within two points of safety. However, FK Radnicki Obrenovac were 2-0 winners against FK Mogren to stay just above the relegation zone.

All to play for
Goals in either half from Sava Tešic and Boban Stojanovic sealed a vital three points for the home side. The victory moved Obrenovac level on points with FK Sartid, who drew 3-3 at FK Radnicki Niš, and FK Zemun, who also secured a point away from home, drawing 1-1 at FK Javor Ivanjica.

OFK into third
At the top, OFK Beograd moved into third place, defeating FK Vojvodina 4-0 after the visitors had Žarko Belada sent off in the eleventh minute. Miljan Mrdakovic put OFK in front from the penalty spot after 19 minutes and added a second seven minutes into the second half, before Vladimir Božovic scored twice in the final ten minutes to confirm the win.

Champions comeback
Champions FK Partizan comfortably defeated FK Zeta 4-1 despite falling behind to a Branimir Petrovic goal two minutes before half-time. Goran Trobok equalised after 69 minutes, before a Zvonimir Vukic penalty and two late goals from Danko Lazovic completed the away side's comeback.

Crvena Zvezda defeated
Second-placed FK Crvena Zvezda were defeated 3-2 at FK Hajduk Kula but took the lead after seven minutes through Mihailo Pjanovic. Milan Mešter brought Hjaduk Kula back on level terms two minutes before half-time and, although Pjanovic edged the away team back in front in the 51st minute, goals from Uroš Stamatovic and Aleksandar Davidov sealed Crvena Zvezda’s sixth league defeat of the season.

Home victories
Elsewhere, FK Obilic defeated FK Rudar Pljevlja 2-1, and FK Sutjeska were 1-0 winners against FK Zeleznik.

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