Usain Bolt scores twice in first professional start

Usain Bolt

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, the 100 metres world record holder and eight-time Olympic gold medal winner, joined Central Coast on trial in August in a bid to win a contract.

He scored his first in the 57th minute, putting Central Coast 3-0 up with a powerful left-footed finish.

And the second goal came in the 68th minute when Bolt capitalised on a defensive error to tap home from close range.

He was then substituted in the 75th minute.

The A-League season begins next weekend, with Central Coast away to Brisbane Roar on Sunday.

Bolt retired from athletics after the 2017 World Championships and has been eager to forge a new career in professional football.