SYDNEY (AP) — Usain Bolt scored two times in his first get started for the Central Coast Mariners in an A-League trial fit on Friday sooner than being substituted with about 15 mins last.

The retired eight-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter is making an attempt to protected a spot with the Mariners for this season, which starts for the Mariners on Oct. 21 in opposition to the Brisbane Roar.

“My first get started and scoring two objectives, it is a excellent feeling,” Bolt instructed Fox Sports activities tv. “I am satisfied I may just come right here and display the arena I am bettering. I am willing to be a Mariner, and get into the workforce.”

Bolt mentioned he was hoping to sit down down with the Central Coast training team of workers subsequent week to talk about his long term with the workforce.

Bolt was once within the beginning lineup in opposition to a second-tier Nationwide Premier League blended workforce representing Sydney’s southwest area.

Enjoying in a central putting position, Bolt struggled for contact early within the fit however flourished after halftime.

He confirmed excellent power to carry off a defender and race onto a through-ball sooner than beating the goalkeeper on the close to publish with a robust left-foot shot within the 55th minute. In birthday party, he gave his trademark Lightning Bolt to the gang.

Simply over 10 mins later, he capitalized on a defensive mix-up to select up a free ball and faucet in from a couple of meters out. Bolt had six photographs total sooner than being substituted.

He left the sport with the Mariners main Four-Zero, which was once the overall ranking, and spent the rest time at the sideline signing autographs for loads of lovers at Campbelltown Stadium in western Sydney.

Bolt wore No. 95 on his jersey, in connection with his 100-meter global file of nine.58 seconds he set in Berlin in on the 2009 global championships.

The 32-year-old Bolt, who holds the 100- and 200-meter global data, noticed his first motion for the Mariners on Aug. 31, enjoying 20 mins in opposition to a Central Coast invitational facet.

He performed all the moment part in opposition to the North Shore Mariners on Sept. 19, when he alternated between left wing and ahead.

It is Bolt’s first critical foray into soccer since retiring from athletics final yr. He has skilled with groups in Norway, South Africa and Jamaica, and had a much-publicized coaching stint with Bundesliga facet Borussia Dortmund in March.


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