Vying for a contract with the Central Coast Mariners just one week out from Australia's A-League season, the eight-time gold medallist was given an opportunity to prove himself as a professional footballer, reports Xinhua news agency.
Bolt followed up with his second of the game 11 minutes later when he capitalised on a defensive error...
"I try to improve myself and get better and I'm on the way to doing that".
"My first proper game with the first team".
"I've learned how to set my body, where to place the ball, get a ball near my feet".
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Bolt is a Manchester United fan, and while things are not going well for the Premier League club now, they aren't quite bad enough to justify handing him a contract, or even a trial.
"They've seen me in training, they've seen what I'm capable of and so, they need to analyze and say, 'Is he good enough for this club?' and they will tell me that", Bolt told reporters after the game.
"I think I've improved in every area. I think my running off the ball is where I've improved most".
He played the entire second half against the North Shore Mariners on September 19, when he alternated between left wing and forward.
The 32-year-old's touch and link-up play needs tightening up, but he's at least getting into good goalscoring positions, which suggests he has a future as a striker.
Still, Bolt's goals have bought him some time and the lengthy period spent signing autographs and taking selfies with the fans after the final whistle show that there is another side to the debate over whether he can make it as a pro.
He had made a couple of appearances before Friday's match for the side that finished 10th in the last A-League season.