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Bolton: SPS a shining light

Outstanding Samo ruins Pies' party Sam Petrevski-Seton a key catalyst in the demise of Collingwood's 125th anniversary celebrations

CARLTON'S 23-point victory over Collingwood has provided "validation" the Club is on the right track, coach Brendon Bolton says.

The Blues were relentless from start to finish at the MCG to improve their season record to three wins from seven outings.

Their top pick from last year's NAB AFL Draft, West Australian Sam Petrevski-Seton, led the way in a performance brimming with positives. 

"I think Stephen Silvagni and his team did a fantastic job in terms of recruiting over the break and Samo's got real talent," Bolton said.

"He's learning the way we play, but there's some real poise and excitement with his delivery by foot, so he's one we're all smiling about.

"We picked him (in Round 1) on the back of no JLT (series games), so that probably says what regard we probably hold him in."
 

Bolton's squad was roundly written off leading into the previous week's clash with the Sydney Swans, but has now recorded consecutive wins to provisionally climb to 11th on the ladder.

The past fortnight's performances have been a stunning response to the 90-point humiliation on the Friday night stage against Port Adelaide in Round 5.

Watch the highlights from Carlton's win over Collingwood

"We're building a list, we've built it by going to the draft and we've built it by starting in solidifying our defence," he said.

"Then we said we want to apply pressure and then we're trying to build consistency, so we're not deviating and we're not concerned and being distracted (by external opinions).

"This year is about sticking to the road map and we're doing that."

The Blues will be looking for three consecutive wins when they take on an in-form St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.