A former Carlisle United striker has scored a 16-minute hat-trick for Finnish champions HJK Helsinki. 

21-year-old Luke Plange entered the 32-time Finnish champions' match against title rivals Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho on Friday, June 7 in the 71st minute with the game deadlocked at 1-1. 

The former Carlisle United loanee went on to score three goals in 16 minutes to claim his first senior hat-trick and hand his HJK Helsinki a vital win which leaves them six points off  Veikkausliiga leaders Kuopion Palloseura. 

Plange spent the first half of the 2023/24 campaign on loan at Carlisle United from Premier League Crystal Palace, scoring twice in 22 appearances for the Blues. 

However, the young forward would return to his parent club before making the move to Finland in March, where he will remain on loan until January 2025.