Essex Senior League: Barkingside boss Gursel Gulfer wants Eton Manor clash to be start of good run of form

PUBLISHED: 15:31 26 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:31 26 October 2016

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

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

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Side manager increasingly frustrated with up-and-down results

Barkingside boss Gursel Gulfer has called on his side to embark on a consistent run of good form as they prepare to face Eton Manor in the Essex Senior League tonight.

Side, who had aspirations of an immediate return to the Ryman North at the start of the season following relegation, have won two, drawn two and lost three of their last seven matches.

It is an up-and-down run that has hit the Cricklefield Stadium club’s hopes of winning the title, and Gulfer knows it will be difficult once again tonight for Barkingside.

“People have been telling me people they have a couple of good strikers in their squad, so we know it won’t be easy,” said Gulfer.

“We hope to be able to name a strong side, but we have to ensure that we turn up in the right mindset.

“I’m not trying to raise expectations too much, but we have to get the win because we haven’t been consistent enough recently.”

Side head into the game having had a week off from league action, instead using Saturday to train, and Gulfer hopes his squad’s work at the weekend pays off.

“We trained very hard on Saturday, but this is a tough division and it will be another tough game,” he added.

“If I’m honest, I thought we were going to perform really well this season, but I have been impressed by so many opposition teams.”

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