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Regional league continues, Red Star controversy

Just a week after the conclusion of the European Championships the Regional league continued with the 11th round, with controversy striking the league the following day already. In what appears to be a solid round with expected results, including a 5-8 win for Red Star at Kragujevac, new the following day came from the competition committee. Red Star was fined 5,000 Euros and deducted six points as desciplinary proceedings were started against the club and the 5-8 result was turned into a 5-0 win for Radnicki. Reason was the fact that three players were in the water who did not had the right to participate.
On December 31, 2015 Red Star filed a motion to add 7 new players to their roster for the remainder of the season. The league's Steering Committee however a week later responded by approving the adding of only 4 of the players, Branko Pekovic, Stefan Ilic, Ivan Rackov and Boris Popovic. Registration of Filip Kljajevic, Dragan Draskovic and Srdjan Aksentijevic was not allowed since they came in from Georgia and had played Champions League qualification in the beginning of the season. Red Star appealed, but the decision was confirmed on January 15. But as Red Star respresentative Viktor Jelenic refused to play Friday's game without each and all of his latest additions, the game went on and led to the decision by the committee. Red Star has the right to appeal within 8 days.

In the other games Primorje continued winning now beating Mladost at home 16-10. Former Croatia international Miho Boskovic was on target scoring 5 goals while Romania centre forward Cosmin Radu added 3 for the winners. Jug continued their unbeaten run holding off Mornar 8-15 thanks to a big 2nd quarter (0-6) and 3 goals from left-hander Xavi Garcia. Partizan added 3 points to their total securing an 8-11 win over Vojvodina in the first half, won 3-7 which proved decisive in the remainder. Jadran Herceg Novi, without leader Nikola Janovic who announced his immediate retirement this week, had an easy start of the 2nd half of the season rolling past POSK in Split 1-18. Lefty Aleksa Ukropina led the scorers with 4 hits.

Regional league
A1 Division

Round 11

Friday, 29 January:

Primorje EB Rijeka (CRO) vs. HAVK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) 16-10 (6-2, 3-3, 4-3, 3-2)
Primorje scorers: Miho Boskovic 5, Cosmin Radu 3, Petar Muslim 2, Nikola Dedovic 2, Ivan Krapic, Ante Vukicevic, Gonzalo Echenique, Ivan Buljubasic.

Mladost scorers: Marko Pavicic 3, Ivan Domagoj Zovic 3, Luka Bukic, Ivan Milakovic, Marin Dasic, Andrija Vlahovic.

Mornar BS (CRO) vs. Jug CO Dubrovnik (CRO) 8-15 (4-3, 0-6, 2-3, 2-3)
Mornar scorers: Antun Goreta 2, Ante Viskovic 2, Luka Lozina, Antonio Buha, Rino Buric, Zvonimir Butic.

Jug scorers: Xavi Garcia 3, Luka Loncar 2, Pavo Markovic 2, Hrvoje Benic 2, Josip Vrlic 2, Loren Fatovic, Marko Ivankovic, Marko Bautovic, Kristijan Culina.

Vojvodina Novi Sad (SRB) vs. Partizan Raiffeisen Belgrade (SRB) 8-11 (2-4, 1-3, 3-2, 2-2)
Vojvodina scorers: Mirel Catovic 2, Kristijan Sulc 2, Nikola Maric, Ivan Gvozdanovic, Marko Trkulja, Marko Marceta.

Partizan scorers: Gavril Subotic 4, Radomir Drasovic 2, Mateja Asanovic 2, Marko Manojlovic, Drasko Gogov, Nemanja Vico.

VK Radnicki Kragujevac (SRB) vs. Red Star Belgrade (SRB) 5-0

OVK POSK (CRO) vs. Jadran Carine Herceg Novi (MNE) 1-18 (0-2, 1-4, 0-7, 0-5)

POSK scorer: Ivica Prizmic.

Jadran scorers: Aleksa Ukropina 4, Stefan Vidovic 3, Filip Gardasevic 2, Aleksa Petrovski 2, Stefan Pjesivac 2, Nikola Moskov, Bojan Banicevic, Duro Radovic, Miroslav Radnjic, Vladan Spajic.

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