Bolt on double in first start for Central Coast Mariners
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.