Bolt's brace gives Central Coast Mariners 4-0 win

Usain Bolt

The partnership with former Leeds and Aston Villa man Ross McCormack and Bolt already has the potential to surpass the pairing of Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe.

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.

While he's unlikely to be playing in any major European league anytime soon, he has been given a chance by the Central Coast Mariners down in Australia. "I'm happy I could come here and show the world I'm improving", Bolt said.

If the keeper was disappointed to let in Bolt's first strike, the second goal was embarrassing for him and his centre-back.

Meanwhile, bookmakers Coral have made Bolt 20-1 to play in the Premier League one day.

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.

He was understandably buzzing with his goal and proceeded to celebrate in the only way he knows how to - by doing his trademark pose.

Croatia v England: Gareth Southgate on 'strange' experience at HNK Rijeka Stadium
Croatia's starting XI: Livakovic, Jedvaj, Lovren, Vida, Pivaric, Rakitic, Kovacic, Kramaric, Modric, Perisic, Rebic. "We felt a bit disrespected, not appreciated as much as we deserve", said the 33-year-old.

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.

'I'm keen to be a Mariner, to play my best and get into the team'.

"I think [Bolt] can make it".

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

"He is a sportsman and he has a lot of abilities that are important to be successful in football, too". He just looks a little bit sharper, not a great deal to be honest.

"Slight improvement if you want to say that but his touch is still very poor", Bosnich said, as quoted by Australian News.

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