Essex Senior League: Barkingside boss Gursel Gulfer chasing successive league wins at Tower Hamlets tonight

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 November 2016

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

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

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After ending long winless run at Clapton on Saturday. Side boss wants more success tonight

Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer has called on his side to build on their first Essex Senior League win in six matches when they visit Tower Hamlets tonight.

Side had not won since October 15 prior to visiting Clapton on Saturday, but a David Laird strike secured an away win at the Old Spotted Dog.

And after a tough few weeks, Gulfer hopes the Cricklefield Stadium club can follow Saturday’s success with another away triumph tonight at the Mile End Stadium.

“We want to win again and no team has outplayed us this season, even in the games we have lost,” said Gulfer.

“I’m very critical of my team, but no team has outplayed us, it has just been a case of us being our own worst enemies.

“We have to make sure we turn up again tonight because if we don’t, we’re giving away a good chance of a win.

“We’re gunning for the win because we want to get closer to the top five in the league, where I think we belong.”

Watched by a crowd of over 500 at the Old Spotted Dog, Barkingside were able to claim bragging rights courtesy of Laird’s 50th minute strike.

It was a result that lifted Side one place to 11th in the table, and Gulfer praised his squad for the way they coped with the atmosphere at Clapton.

“We played very well and the boys seemed to rise to the occasion and seemed to take in what we said to them,” he added.

“That was probably the best we’ve played for a few weeks and we fully deserved the win.

“David was tremendous and he is an experienced player who always enjoys the big games, as does Luke With.”

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