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Alou Kuol scores two more for Central Coast

By Alex Mitchell

To say it is raining goals in Gosford would be putting things mildly — and the man behind the scoring storm is Shepparton's Alou Kuol.

The Khartoum Kid banged home another double for Central Coast's youth team, netting the first two goals of the Mariners’ 5-0 thrashing of Western Sydney Wanderers.

Fresh from his two goals against Sydney FC, the 18-year-old Shepparton product broke the round three National Youth League fixture open with a nine-minute double.

Kuol found the game's opener on 37 minutes, and after his keeper Adam Pearce made a cracking save at the other end, doubled the advantage down the other end moments later for 2-0 seconds before half-time.

He was withdrawn from the contest on 55 minutes and missed out on all the fun, as his Mariner teammates found another three goals to complete the annihilation.

Kuol is now second in the NYL's golden boot race with four goals in three games, one behind Sydney A-League squad member Marco Tilio with five.

The South Sudanese-born forward was brought into a Young Socceroos training camp squad in October, announcing himself as firmly on the national team radar.

But Kuol remains eligible to play for the Bright Star and would make a mean forward pairing with Melbourne Victory striker Kenjok ‘'King Kenny” Athiu.