Usain Bolt scores twice for Central Coast Mariners after getting kicked in the balls in final trial game before A-League kicks off

The Olympic sprint legend raced through on goal and fired a left-footed effort into the bottom corner for his first before bringing out his trademark lightning bolt celebration.

Moments later he grabbed his second – though it was not quite as classy.

A terrible defensive mishap left Bolt with an open goal which he could not miss.

The Jamaican, 32, admitted he was desperate to earn himself a pro contract and kickstart a career in football.

He said: "My first start and scoring two goals, it's a good feeling.


"I'm happy I could come here and show the world I'm improving. I'm keen to be a Mariner, to play my best and get into the team."

Bolt started up front alongside former Championship star Ross McCormack in a pre-season trial against Macarthur South West United.

It was his final chance to impress before the Australia A-League kicks off next Sunday, having only signed for Mariners for "an indefinite period".

But it didn't start well when he was left rolling around in agony after being kicked in the balls.

The Jamaican jumped into a challenge and took a boot square in the crown jewels in the first half.

But he sprung into life in the second, scoring his historic first goal ten minutes after the break.





An awful blunder from the Macarthur defence capped off a brilliant night for the nine-time Olympic gold medallist.

McCormack opened the scoring and Jordan Murray grabbed the other.

Ex-Cardiff, Leeds and Fulham forward McCormack claims superstar Bolt is playing so well because he brings no ego onto the pitch.

He said: "The best thing about Usain Bolt is he's so humble.

"He's fitted in well with the lads. From my first day even to where he is now, the transformation is huge."


Betway have Bolt at 9/1 to get a Jamaica call up, and 20/1 to score his first international goal by January 1, 2021.

They have him at 50/1 to transfer to a first division within Uefa.

Anyone feeling risky could bet on Jamaica to qualify for the 2022 World Cup and for Bolt to make the squad.

While any dreamers out there can put him on at 100/1 to score in a World Cup finals match.

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