Usain Bolt scored twice on his first start for Central Coast Mariners and must now wait to see if he has done enough to earn a deal with the A-League club.
The eight-time Olympic champion was named in the Mariners’ starting line-up against Macarthur South West United on Friday, with Mike Mulvey’s men running out comfortable winners.
With the Mariners’ league season beginning a week on Sunday against Brisbane Roar, it remains to be seen if Bolt will be offered a permanent deal ahead of the competitive fixtures beginning.
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.
The 32-year-old doubled his tally with a simple 69th minute tap-in and was substituted six minutes later, having boosted his hopes of earning a prolonged stay with the Mariners.