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Savage brace powers HJK to victory

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By: Modou Lamin Beyai

Scorpions winger Demba Savage scored twice as record-Finnish champions HJK Helsinki thumped to a 4-0 victory at JJK Jyväskylä on Sunday.
The 29-year-old, whose last goal came in a 2-0 win against IFK Mariehamn in June, opened the floodgates at the Harjun stadion as early as in the 2nd minute when he coiled in a Messi-like shot to give the visitors the lead before extending their lead in the 66th minute with two added goals later on ensuring a win to send HJK to the top of the Veikkausliiga with 49 points after 23 matches.

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It was the Gambia international winger’s fourth goal of the campaign while his compatriot Ousman Jallow watched from the touchline.
Elsewhere, Abdoulie ‘Kenny’ Mansally’s goal served as a mere consolation for PS Kemi Kings who suffered a 5-1 home defeat over Macoumba Kandji’s FC Inter Turku.

Ebrima Sohna lasted 20 minutes for VPS in their 1-1 home draw with FC Ilves while former Gambia Ports Authority winger Saloum Faal scored a brace in third-tier side EsPa’s 5-2 loss against FC Viikingit.

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