Usain Bolt scores two goals in trial game for Central Coast Mariners


World's fastest man Usain Bolt has bagged his first goals as a footballer for Central Coast Mariners with two goals during a friendly match as his trial period for the Australian A-League side continues.

The Jamaican scored the Mariners' third and fourth goals in the 56th and 68th minutes of Friday's clash against Macarthur South West United. Cue hysteria in Campbelltown as the trademark "Lightning Bolt" celebration was beamed around the world.

"I'm just happy that I got a chance and I'm proud of myself", Bolt told Fox Sports after the game.

After a relatively quiet first half, Bolt came alive in the 57th minute when he showed his pace and strength to outmuscle a defender and buried a left foot strike past Eze Consoni.

Bolt, 32, earned his first start within his high-profile trial with the Hyundai A-League side and the fixture was dubbed as the key opportunity to secure his first professional football contract.

Bolt was replaced after 75 minutes, with Central Coast leading 4-0.

Bolt added his second of the evening by taking advantage of some outrageous defending before rolling the ball into an empty net. "I'm keen to be a Mariner, and get into the team".

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The eight-time Olympic champion, who retired from athletics in 2017, arrived at the Mariners in August in a bid to ignite his football career.

Bolt headed a McCormack cross over the bar and failed to connect from close range with a volley as he continued his pursuit of a goal in the second half, which finally bore fruit in the 55th minute.

The first goal saw him shrug off a defender and fire a low left-footed shot under the keeper, who should have done better with the effort.

"I think I've improved in every area".

"He is very humble", he said of Bolt. "There's a slight improvement but not very much".

"He is a sportsman and he has a lot of abilities that are important to be successful in football, too".