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Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer believes squad are making too many mistakes as winless run hits five matches

PUBLISHED: 15:30 08 November 2016

Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Side boss disappointed with errors after two recent home defeats

Boss Gursel Gulfer admits Barkingside are conceding too many ‘soft’ goals after two defeats in as many days took the Cricklefield Stadium club’s winless run in the Essex Senior League to five games.

Gulfer had hoped to end Side’s up-and-down form with two matches at home, but oversaw defeats against Hullbridge Sports on Saturday and Stansted on Monday.

During their five-match winless run, Barkingside have shipped 15 goals and while Gulfer insists morale is still good, he knows the team are not exactly helping themselves on the pitch..

“Morale isn’t low at the minute, but we’re just not getting the rub of the green and we’re making too many mistakes that are costing us games,” admitted Gulfer.

“We have brought some players into the club, but we are still conceding too many goals and most of them are soft to concede.”

Since relegation from the Ryman North last season, Gulfer has seen many players come and go at Barkingside as he seeks to maintain a squad capable of challenging in the division.

But he has faith the current crop available to him are good enough to end their poor form, as long as they can eradicate simple errors from their game.

“We have the quality, but when we make silly mistakes, it means we have to chase the game and that leaves us more open at the back,” he added.

“Stansted exploited that well last night and did a job on us.”


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