Usain Bolt scores two goals in A-League practice match

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In the 55th minute, Bolt received a ball close to the six-yard box but despite pressure from the defender, he held his ground and netted in a low strike to score his debut goal.

Bolt was also proud of the improvements he's made since he started training with the Mariners.

Bolt emphasised how important the fixture would be in his quest to earn a contract prior to the game and responded with a second-half brace - although neither of the goals were classics.

Mariners coach Mike Mulvey said last month that he would wait until January before assessing the progress of Bolt.

Just look at this card and tell me you wouldn't buy it. "I try to get better and I am on the way to doing that".

The 32-year-old Bolt, who holds the 100- and 200-meter world records, saw his first action for the Mariners on August 31, playing 20 minutes against a Central Coast invitational side. "But I think a reasonable assumption would be around about Christmas time, January, we should be really judging on whether he's really improved or not improved".

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The eight-time Olympic champion Bolt has long harbored dreams of playing pro soccer.

The 32-year-old's hopes of clinching a full-time footie contract down under were boosted when bagged a double against Macarthur South West United on Friday. Bolt and Dortmund share an apparel sponsor in Puma. He prefers Australia, where he doesn't have to learn a language.

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.

It's hard to know whether any of this will convince the Mariners to now sign Bolt up, or continue to play him in a series of meaningless trial matches while they rack up thousands of views and unprecedented publicity. "It's one of those moments he'll treasure forever but it was just good football, he shielded the ball well and hit the target".

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