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Nuts and Bolt! Sprint legend grabs brace after painful kick

Friday October 12 2018

Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, playing for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners, gestures in his first competitive start for the club against Macarthur South West United in Sydney on October 12, 2018. PHOTO | PETER PARKS |

Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, playing for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners, gestures in his first competitive start for the club against Macarthur South West United in Sydney on October 12, 2018. PHOTO | PETER PARKS |  AFP

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SYDNEY

Sprint legend Usain Bolt scored his first goals in professional football Friday after starting up front in a pre-season game for Australia's Central Coast Mariners.

The 100 metres world record-holder, who is bidding for a professional contract, recovered from a painful kick in the groin to grab a double against Macarthur South West United in Sydney.

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

The Jamaican then capitalised on a defensive mix-up to score his second on 69 minutes before being substituted six minutes later with the score at 4-0.

It was the first game Bolt has started since joining the A-League club in August for an indefinite trial.

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