Usain Bolt fires two goals in Central Coast Mariners trial

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Olympic track great Usain Bolt's fledgling football career has received a boost, scoring two second-half goals for Central Coast after struggling early in an A-League pre-season game in southwestern Sydney.

The 32-year-old 100 meters world record holder and eight-time Olympic gold medal victor joined Central Coast on trial in August in a bid to win a contract.

Ross McCormack and Usain Bolt forming a formidable strike partnership in Australia might not have been on the cards just a few months ago. "I'm happy I could come here and show the world I'm improving", Mail Online reported.

"It was a big deal, scoring a goal in my first real match is a big deal".

The retired sprinter is trying to launch a football career down under, after hanging his spikes up a year ago having won eight Olympic gold medals.

He capitalised on a defensive mix-up for his second, with Macarthur defender and goalkeeper colliding to leave Bolt to tap in from close range.

It was the first game Bolt has started since joining the A-League club in August for an indefinite trial.

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Showing that he is not just any trialist, Bolt signalled to the bench that he wanted five more minutes, but his hat trick was not forthcoming and he left the field to a standing ovation.

"My first proper start and to score two goals is a good feeling". I try to get better and I am on the way to doing that.

After collecting McCormack's ball over the top, Bolt held off his man and drove a low shot in at the near post, celebrating with his trademark lightning bolt pose.

"I think [Bolt] can make it".

Usain Bolt wants to be a footballer more than anything in the world.

As you would expect from a sprinter, Bolt has very fast feet, yet he can only play football with his left.

"His speed endurance is a little bit better but he still looked exhausted after 15-20 minutes. There's a slight improvement but not very much".

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