Bolt on dou­ble in first start for Cen­tral Coast Mariners

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SPORTS -

Olympic sprint cham­pion Usain Bolt scored two goals in his first start for Aus­tralian team Cen­tral Coast Mariners in a trial match yes­ter­day that he hopes could pave the way for a pro­fes­sional con­tract as a soc­cer player.

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.His sec­ond goal came in the 68th minute when Bolt pounced on a de­fen­sive er­ror to tap home from close range.

“My first start and scor­ing two goals, it’s a good feel­ing,” Bolt said af­ter he was sub­sti­tuted in the 75th minute.

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