Written by Reuters
13 Oct, 2018 | 4:12 pm
Reuters – Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt scored two goals in his first start for the Central Coast Mariners in a trial match on Friday (October 12).
The 32-year-old Jamaican, who is hoping to win a contract ahead of the Mariners’ 2018-19 A-League campaign, was in the thick of the action as the Mariners recorded a 4-0 win over Macarthur South West United.
He scored his first in the 57th minute when he shrugged off a defender on the left before unleashing a hard, low shot past the goalkeeper at the near post.
Bolt pointed to the sky in his trademark ‘lightning bolt’ celebration, telling reporters afterward it was a “great feeling” to score and it has “taken a weight off” his shoulders.
Bolt’s last appearance for the first team was against an amateur select side in August, where he came on as a late substitute and appeared to lack match sharpness.
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