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Brilliant Bolton wins Siena's Player of the Day award

Claremont champion Jye Bolton has added another award to his glittering CV, winning the Siena's Leederville Player of the Day award.

The 31-year-old had 36 disposals and 6 inside 50's, playing an integral role late in the match as Claremont came from behind to defeat the Thunder by two points in a top of the table classic at Revo Fitness Stadium last Saturday.

" It was a testament to our group really," Bolton told 91.3 Sport FM's 'Sports Breakfast.

"We've found ourselves down for whatever reason at stages, resilience and being able to fight back and get on the right side of the ledger has become a bit of a trademark for our group."

"We were really happy we were able to win but we'd like not to get ourselves in to that situation again."

Formerly a Collingwood rookie, Bolton has become one of the modern-day greats of the WAFL, winning two Sandover Medals as the competition's fairest and best while also winning four Simpson Medals, including in a losing Grand Final to South Fremantle in 2020.

Bolton felt the victory over an AFL quality opponent had his side well placed to attack a premiership in 2023, having finished runners up in 2022.

"Peel are a really good side, so to be able to do that on the weekend and get the win when we didn't necessarily play our best footy throughout the whole day shows we can we play with the best teams," Bolton said.

"Now is the telling time of the year, the weather gets colder and conditions change. Footy may not be as exciting but these are the sort of wins you want to grit out and set yourself up for the season.

"It's been a good start, but we have more work to do. We want to improve in the back half of the year and set ourselves up for what will hopefully be a successful September."

Bolton wins the $100 weekly voucher as the Siena's Player of the Day, thanks to station sponsor Siena's Restaurant in Leederville.

IMAGE: The West Australian.

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