Gulfer delighted with first Barkingside win
PUBLISHED: 14:30 16 September 2015
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Side earned opening success of the season against Haringey Borough
Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer was delighted with his team after they earned their first win of the Ryman North campaign away to Haringey Borough last night (Tuesday).
Side made hard work of it in the end, despite dominating for large parts, but goals from Alfie Wren, Luke With and George Lutaaya, the latter four minutes before full time, sealed a 3-2 success.
That result moves the Cricklefield outfit out of the bottom three and gives everyone a big boost after a tough start to the season.
Gulfer said: “I am very pleased with the victory. We have been working really hard on what we are trying to achieve at the club.
“I am delighted to be out of the bottom three because it takes a little bit of pressure off the players and they are starting to believe more now.
“We have had a tough start to the season, out of the FA Cup which disappointed me, but we will be okay.”
Things might have been different had Lutaaya not scored the winner late on and he had a bit of fortune along the way.
Haringey made it 2-2 in the 82nd minute and Gulfer admitted it was a heartbreaking moment for his new side.
But they managed to respond and probably should have won by more than just a one-goal margin in the end.
“It was a bad mistake by our midfield for their second goal and it was heartbreaking for us as we didn’t deserve that,” added Gulfer.
“We got a bit of luck for our winner because their goalkeeper fumbled the ball so it evened itself out in the end.
“No disrespect to Haringey, but if we had got the third one a little bit earlier I really think we could have gone on and scored four or five.”