Usain Bolt fires his first professional soccer goals

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Usain Bolt marked his first start in professional football with two goals for Central Coast Mariners to beat Macarthur South West 4-0 in a preseason friendly.

The Jamaican scored the Mariners' third and fourth goals in the 56th and 68th minutes of Friday's clash against Macarthur South West United.

And he followed that up with a second goal, tapping in from close range after a defensive mix-up.

The world's fastest man made his debut as a substitute for A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners in August after they drafted him.

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'I'm happy I could come here and show the world I'm improving.

Bolt made a promising start and was chased down as he looked to race through on goal in the opening few minutes, before he played a role in the opener.

Despite his accolades, he's always insisted that he'd like to get involved in football and has even talked about trials with clubs such as Manchester United. "I'm keen to be a Mariner, and get into the team".

But Bolt appeared to be deprived of service for much of the first half - the Mariners preferring to play up the wings leaving Bolt with an outstretched arm in the air, similar to his trademark Lightning Bolt celebration.

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The retired eight-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter is trying to secure a place with the Mariners for this season, which begins for the Mariners on October 21 against the Brisbane Roar.

He converted with a neat left-footed finish and a tap-in during the second half after goals from Ross McCormack and Jordan Murray had put the visitors in control in Sydney.

"I think [Bolt] can make it".

"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.

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