Essex Senior League: Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer disappointed to throw away lead against Burnham Ramblers

PUBLISHED: 12:30 13 February 2017

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

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

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Side boss not happy with how equaliser was conceded

Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer was frustrated to see his side let another winning position slip during their 2-2 draw with Burnham Ramblers in the Essex Senior League.

Side had gone behind at Cricklefields, but hit back to lead through first Sam Edwards and then Marvin Birch.

However, Gulfer’s men were unable to collect all three points as they conceded a second, leaving the Barkingside boss to rue what might have been.

“We had enough chances to win the match and I thought we did well after Burnham took the lead,” said Gulfer.

“It was great for Sam to score after his return from injury and though we took the lead, their keeper made some brilliant saves.

“Again, though, we have a sloppy free-kick from which they scored their second and that is disappointing.”

To his credit, though, Gulfer remained upbeat despite the setback, pointing to a packed week for Barkingside to put things right.

Side play twice in two different cup competitions and once in the league in the space of just six days, and Gulfer believes his side are in good form to tackle that busy run.

“We’ve still only lost one game in eight in the league and next week there are some important matches for us,” he added.

“We feel we can beat Eton Manor and go all the way in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy, can get a win against Haringey & Waltham in the league then give a good account of ourselves at Dulwich Hamlet in the London Senior Cup.”

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