Aston Villa loanee Ross McCormack scores and assists while Usain Bolt grabs a brace for Central Coast Mariners as they cruise to victory over Macarthur South West United.
Scotsman McCormack was loaned out to the Australian A-League side in September after impressing for Melbourne City as he scored 14 goals in 16 games the previous season, The Daily Mail reports.
He was Roberto Di Matteo’s big signing from Fulham in 2016 but failed to impress, scoring three goals in 20 appearances. Each season that followed saw the striker loaned out to a different club, but he now looks to have found his shooting boots in the A-League.
The 32-year-old made his league debut last night and scored his first goal for the club – as did his strike partner, nine-time Olympic gold-medallist and 100m record holder Usain Bolt. Speaking to BBC Sport, McCormack expressed that the Jamaican’s improvement has been “huge” and that he is “so humble”.
The sprinter has previously had trials for Borussia Dortmund and many mocked his ambition to become a professional footballer, but now the footballing world may have to take him seriously.
Could we be seeing the beginnings of a lethal strike partnership?
Villa fans react below…
— Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) October 12, 2018
I bet Ross Mccormack didn't think he would be playing upfront with @usainbolt
— mike (@mike_mcquaid) October 12, 2018
Ross McCormack went from having Steve Bruce shouting abuse at him from behind his gate to setting up Usain Bolt in Australia. Miracles do happen. #avfc
— OurAVFC (@ouravfc) October 12, 2018
does he want to start for us?? very decent finish that!!
— Billy Powell (@Billy_p24) October 12, 2018
Ross McCormack has just assisted a goal for Usain Bolt. Genuinely #AVFC
— Martin Laurence (@martinlaurence7) October 12, 2018
A front two of Usain Bolt and Ross McCormack. We could've finished at least 10th with that pairing.
— Lardy (@ShaunijeW) October 12, 2018