Essex Senior League: Barkingside extend Charlie Portway’s loan from Romford ahead of hosting Hullbridge Sports

PUBLISHED: 18:30 03 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 keep in-form forward for another month

Barkingside boss Gursel Gulfer has revealed he has extended striker Charlie Portway’s loan from Romford by another month.

Portway has been a revelation for Side in the Essex Senior League since joining from Boro, who play in the Ryman North.

The striker hit a double in a 2-2 draw at Takeley in the league on Tuesday and with a home tie against Hulllbridge Sports this Saturday, Gulfer hopes Portway can continue his good form.

“Charlie has been great since he’s come in and we’re really pleased that we’ve been able to keep him for another month,” said Gulfer.

“He’s a goalscorer who knows exactly where the net is and we only got him in the first place because Romford want to get his fitness up.”

Barkingside head into the clash with Hullbridge chasing a first league win in three after the draw at Takeley followed losses to Eton Manor and local rivals Redbridge.

Side are also in action at the Cricklefield Stadium on Monday as they host Stansted, and Gulfer believes the two games present a good chance to get on a good run of form.

“We’ve got two home games to come and we’re only nearing the halfway stage of the season so I’ve not given up hope yet, but we need to get a good run of form going,” said Gulfer.

“We should have taken 12 more points than we have, but that’s because we’ve been let down by either our discipline or our game management.

“It’s the little things that are costing us and it’s my job as boss to put that right.”

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