A pair of first-half goals at the Farum Park saw Gambia hopeful Joe Sise and his Nordsjælland cruise to yet another win.
Poor defending was the culprit for the Wild Tigers’ [Nordsjælland] opening goal in the 28th minute, with a right-sided corner from Kasper Wellemberg Lorentzen falling uncontested in front of goal, allowing 20-year-old Croatian midfielder Mario Tičinović to head it in on the bounce for his first-ever Superligaen goal.
Then five minutes before the break, Lorentzen drew the attention of the entire Køge defense as he stormed into the left side of the box, then poked a short pass to the onrushing Nicolai Stockholm for an easy side-footed shot to bring the score to 2-0.
The win lets Sise’s Wild Tigers remain in second place, still three points behind leaders Copenhagen and seven ahead of AC Horsens, with their next outing coming on Thursday at SønderjyskE.
Meanwhile Ibou Sawaneh and Mustapha “Toubabo” Jarju’s RAEC Mons made a fine start to the Europa League play-offs on Saturday evening with a 2-0 victory over Koninklijke Beerschot Antwerpen Club.
Sawaneh went the full length for Mons while Toubabo saw only six minutes of play. French striker Jérémy Perbet opened the scoring for Mons in the 37th minute through a penalty that was won by Sawaneh.
Perbet returned the favor three minutes later as he set up Sawaneh for his 7th goal of the season for Mons. The win leaves them topping their play-off Group B with 3 points and up next for them is a trip to Waregem to face S.V. Zulte Waregem.