Kye Bolton relishing step up to seniors

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Kye Bolton picked up his first senior National Premier Leagues Queensland goal in Brisbane City colours in Saturday’s 6-0 win over Sunshine Coast Fire at Corporate Travel Management Stadium on what was just his second appearance. Read the report from that game, here.

And despite finding the back of the net for the Youth side earlier that week, the City Pathway player admits to being relieved to open his account with the seniors so early.

“Ye it was good to score my first goal for city in the NPL, it’s good to get that tally up and running.” Kye said.

Kye appeared in the senior side four times in preseason, but was forced to wait until round 5 for his chance in the NPL Queensland with a substitute appearance against Cairns at Barlow Park.

Bolton has been performing excellently in the Under 20’s for whom he has played four games, scoring two goals – including in last Monday night’s impressive win over Redlands United (read that report here) – but the young speedster is pleased that he has made his mark with the seniors this week.

“Ye it’s good to finally get up there it’s good to start playing with the boys especially when everyone else is playing well around you.” Kye agreed.

After spending last season at the Brisbane Roar, Bolton made 19 appearances in the senior NPL competition and 21 in the Under 20’s where he scored seven goals and admitted that spending time in that professional set up helped give him a taste for the top level.

“It definitely showed me what it’s like to train as a professional, and gave me some good experience as to what you’d need to go through to get to the top.” Kye said about his time in the Roar set up.

John Kosmina dispenses some advice to former Roar Youth player Kai Bolton against Strikers in the Kappa Silver Boot – City’s next opponents.

However Kye has since moved back to City to work under John Kosmina, and the ex-QAS player was full of praise when talk turned to his coach.

“He’s a great coach,” Kye enthused. “I think he always sees potential in everyone and it’s just getting it out of people that sometimes takes a bit of time.”

City will face Brisbane Strikers after the Easter break, and Kye is confident that he and his teammates can continue their good run of form of late and pick up a first win at Perry Park in the NPL Queensland.

“Ye definitely, but hopefully we can keep it going and get another clean sheet.” Kye said.

“I don’t think it will be difficult for us,” Kye claimed. “I think we’ll be fine as long as we stay focused and train hard, we’ll go well.”

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