Gulfer angry with late capitulation

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 October 2015

Barkingside manager Gus Gulfer (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Barkingside manager Gus Gulfer (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Barkingside boss disappointed to concede five times in 17 minutes after FA Trophy exit

Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer says he has taken the rough with the smooth in his time in charge after seeing the club crash out of the FA Trophy at Tilbury.

The match at Chadfields was goalless until the 73rd minute when the hosts opened the scoring, adding four more before the referee signalled full time.

Side boss Gulfer was upset his team capitulated late on and believes a tactical change up front altered the game.

“Up until 70 minutes, we were holding on well but they were targeting Luke With (who had been booked) so I had to take him off and that seemed to change the match,” said Gulfer.

“From there, we let in five which was very disappointing but my job is to stay in the Ryman North, we know we’re not going to win any cups.

“We’re going to have some ups and down but I know we have the squad to put things right. You shouldn’t read too much into our results.”

Gulfer later admitted that he was disappointed the club were unable to progress in the cup in addition to their FA Cup exit as a good run in either would generate extra revenue.

But he did acknowledge that it allowed him to focus more on the Ryman North, with survival his primary aim this season.

“We are disappointed to miss out on the revenue from a good cup run but it does allow us to focus on the league,” he added.

“We were unlucky in the FA Cup and I thought we had done enough to earn a replay against Tilbury. We held them well but then the floodgates open.

“Cup games do bring money into clubs but I’m looking to pick up points in the league. We’re still not in the relegation zone.”

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