Barkingside’s Gulfer ‘so frustrated’

PUBLISHED: 12:30 04 April 2016

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

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

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Another slender loss leaves club on brink of relegation

Barkingside boss Gus Gulfer revealed his frustration after their latest loss in Ryman North.

The Circklefield Stadium outfit lacked a finishing touch as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Aveley on Saturday.

And Gulfer felt his relegation-threatened side should have come away with more, saying: “We had enough chances to win that match and unfortunately we got done by a sucker punch and we’re chasing the game after that.”

‘Side created a host of good chances towards the end of the first half and striker Tyrone Scarlett missed a glorious chance at the start of the second period, when Gulfer felt “he should have scored”.

In the end it was David Fallah who settled the contest for the Millers with a composed finished in the 77th minute, but the visiting manager refused to blame his back four.

“It’s six of one, half a dozen of the other I suppose and I can’t blame the defence, the defence played very well,” he said.

“It’s a through ball and the guy has gone through, the keeper has come out, he’s tucked it away. It’s a good finish, but you know we’ve got to win the game.”

The hard pitch did make it difficult for both teams at times throughout the game, but ‘Side’s boss didn’t have any problem with it and believed “our pitch at home is worse”.

He added: “I felt it was hard on them and I’m not going to be too hard on them, but it was hard because of the pitch. But I don’t want to moan too much about the pitch.”

Gulfer did, however, feel that the result was not reflective of Barkingside’s overall performance but more due to individuals and claimed that “some of the players weren’t up to the task”.

Gulfer didn’t name any of those he believed weren’t at the races on the day, but was clearly exasperated after another narrow defeat.

“It’s been the story of our season to be fair,” he said.

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