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Essex Senior League: Gursel Gulfer pleased with Barkingside after Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy success

PUBLISHED: 18:00 30 November 2016

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

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

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Several other local encounters were postponed due to unplayable pitches, but tie at Basildon United went ahead

Barkingside boss Gursel Gulfer was delighted with their performance during last night’s 3-2 win at Basildon United in the first round of the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy.

Luke With hit a brace and David Laird was on target to help Side come from behind to progress.

Several other local encounters were postponed due to unplayable pitches after the drop in temperature, but the tie at Stuart Bingham Stadium survived.

“We played very well last night. I did think it would get called off when I got there because it was a little bit frozen,” said Gulfer.

“Basildon kept the grass long and it helped a lot and they scored early, but we controlled the game after.

“We played well on Saturday at Southend Manor and it was 1-0 until the fifth minute of stoppage time and last night was good. I have been really happy with the last two performances.”

After failing to find the net at the weekend, Barkingside were back in the goals last night at Basildon.

With’s brace took his tally for the month of November to four and ensured Gulfer’s team remaining in the cup.

Side are still in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy, Essex Senior League Cup and London Senior Cup and in with a chance of claiming silverware this season.

Gulfer added: “Luke is starting to score goals, he got two last night and one at Sawbridgeworth recently.

“I don’t really want to talk about that game again, but it was always going to be a long season and we are still in the two league cups.

“We have got Burnham Ramblers on Saturday in the league and then we have a little trip to Redbridge on Tuesday (December 6). I know we can beat anybody in this division.”


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