Essex Senior League: Manager Gursel Gulfer happy with Barkingside’s recovery against Tower Hamlets

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 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 boss delighted as team come from behind to beat Hamlets

Manager Gursel Gulfer was thrilled Barkingside overcame a sluggish start to record a 3-1 away win at Tower Hamlets in the Essex Senior League.

Side fell behind in the eighth minute when Rahim Bamba found the net, but the Cricklefield Stadium club hit back through Marvin Birch and Jason Fontaine to lead at half-time.

Fontaine added his second after the break to seal victory for Barkingside, and Gulfer was happy the team recovered from their early setback to triumph.

“We started slowly, but by the end of the game, we could have scored 10 goals,” said Gulfer.

“We upped it in the second half and I thought we were a little lackadaisical in the first half, but Tower Hamlets took their foot off the gas. It was a professional performance.”

Gulfer was also impressed that Barkingside were able to back up victory at Clapton on Saturday, their first in six league games, with success at the Mile End Stadium.

However, he admits that even though Side’s results appear to have picked up, there is still room for improvement.

“The result was never in doubt, we had most of the ball and even though we were ahead at half-time, I still had a moan at them, which is why my voice is struggling,” he added.

“Our away form is good at the minute, we’ve got two wins in three days away from home and we’re on the road again at Sawbridgeworth Town on Saturday.”

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