Thunder-Bolt strikes twice for Mariners

Posted October 12, 2018

Usain Bolt has marked his first start for A-League side Central Coast Mariners with two goals against Macarthur South West in a preseason friendly.

Bolt could have ended up with more if not for some blunders in the first half wherein he missed easy headers.

As his manager was being interviewed on the sideline, a defensive mix-up at the back saw defender and keeper crash into each other, and Bolt on hand to tap into an empty net for his second, just as he was to be substituted.

Just 10 minutes into the second half, Bolt opened his account after muscling off a defender before firing a low strike past the goalkeeper.

Bolt, 32, finished with his left foot after some slack marking on 55 minutes, celebrating with his trademark "Lightning Bolt" pose.

A glorious opportunity came and went for Bolt just before the interval as he headed wide from Oar's searching cross, with Murray showing him how it should be done soon after.

Check out highlights of his two goals in the posts embedded below.

"I am very excited about coming to Australia and would like to thank the owner and management of the Central Coast Mariners for giving me this opportunity".

His fitness has certainly improved and in time he may well be the fittest and fastest player Down Under, yet what is missing are the innate skills and awareness that all footballers have by this stage of their careers.

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He further added, "we defend many of these nations for nothing, and then they take advantage of us by giving us high oil prices ". However, analysts are warning prices could go up to $100 a barrel as the world's production is already stretched and Mr.

"Because this is what I've worked for".

"I'm happy I could come here and show the world I'm improving", he added.

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

"I think my touch is that little bit better".

"Slight improvement if you want to say that but his touch is still very poor", Bosnich, now a Fox Sports commentator, said during the match.

"My first proper game with the first team".

"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".

He left the game with the Mariners leading 4-0, which was the final score, and spent the remaining time on the sideline signing autographs for hundreds of fans at Campbelltown Stadium in western Sydney.

Meanwhile, the A-League season will start next weekend and Central Coast Mariners are now expected to make big decision on the future of Usain Bolt with them. "He scored a couple tonight but he's still got a long way to go".

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