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WATCH: Usain Bolt and Ross McCormack start up front for Australian club Central Coast Mariners – and score three goals


UNLIKELY PAIR

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist formed a lethal partnership with the Scotland star

Move over Henry and Bergkamp, Cole and Yorke, Suarez and Sturridge – there’s a new star strike duo in town…

Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter of all time, and Aston Villa reject Ross McCormack formed an unlikely partnership as they started up front for Australian club Central Coast Mariners on Friday.

Usain Bolt scored his maiden goals as a professional footballer

They combined to score three goals between them, with Bolt netting a brace on his first start in professional football.

What a time to be alive!

The game was a pre-season friendly in New South Wales against Macarthur South West United – a side made up of the best players from teams in the region.

It provided Bolt with his latest run-out, having joined the Australian club – whose sporting director is former Manchester United assistant coach Mike Phelan – on an ‘indefinite’ trial in the summer.

Still yet to be handed a professional contract, Bolt failed to score on his debut in August, but found the net twice on his first start for the side on Friday, playing alongside Scotland international McCormack.

Bolt wears the number 95 – a nod to his world record 9.58 100m time

Bolt wears the number 95 – a nod to his world record 9.58 100m time

McCormack also joined the Mariners this summer, signing on loan from Aston Villa, and he too netted in the 4-0 victory.

It’s been a rollercoaster two years for the 32-year-old, who was one of the Championship’s top players with Fulham before leaving to join Villa in 2016.

It was claimed he moved to have a better chance to play Premier League football, but fell out of favour at Villa Park. Two years later, Fulham are in the top flight and he’s on loan in Australia.

However, starting alongside and scoring with a true sporting legend will surely be a career highlight – if a bizarre one.

Watch McCormack and Bolt’s goals below!

 

 



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