Gulfer: Barkingside showed character against Wroxham
PUBLISHED: 15:00 08 March 2016
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Side manager thrilled with resolve after coming from behind to earn crucial Yachtsmen triumph
Barkingside boss Gursel Gulfer says it was a great feeling to beat Wroxham 2-1 in the Ryman North with a last-gasp goal having been on the receiving end of so many late strikes this season.
Side had to come from behind to beat the Yachtsmen with the visitors taking an 11th-minute lead through Jordan Attree at Cricklefield Stadium.
The hosts levelled the scores 15 minutes later when Michael Spencer scored his sixth goal in as many games before Michael Ademiluyi grabbed all the points for Barkingside with a stunning strike in the final minutes.
“We haven’t turned a corner as such, but we know what we have to do if we want to remain in the league,” said Gulfer.
“We battled well against Wroxham after starting slowly and we showed great character to come back into the match. It was a scorcher from Ademiluyi to get the win.
“Conceding late goals has happened to us a few times this season, but that is football and it was nice to be on the other side of it. I think we did deserve it because we had the better chances.”
The result also allowed Side to close within two points of safety at the foot of the Ryman North table, although they do remain 23rd.
And while most of their relegation rivals have games in hand over side, an unbeaten run of three matches has given Gulfer reason to be bullish with the end of the season approaching.
“We have eight games left, or eight cup finals if you like, of which I think we have to win at least four if we want to stay up and we’re helped by a few of our rivals having bad run-ins,” he added.
“The mindset has changed around the squad and we’re a happy camp now. It’s nice a feeling and it’s been a long time coming, so long may it continue too.”
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