Gulfer thrilled with ‘ugly’ win

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 October 2015

Barkingside manager Gus Gulfer looks on at Cricklefield Stadium (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Barkingside manager Gus Gulfer looks on at Cricklefield Stadium (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Barkingside boss admits victory at Phoenix Sports was not the prettiest

Gursel Gulfer was delighted Barkingside picked up just their second win in their last nine games with a 2-0 victory away to Phoenix Sports.

A Tyrone Scarlet double, with one coming in either half, was enough to propel Side to the triumph at Barnehurst.

On paper. it looked like Barkingside enjoyed a comfortable win but their boss admits the scoreline only tells part of the story.

“We won ugly!” said Gulfer. “Phoenix missed a penalty before half time, hit the post in the second half and then started fighting with each other.

“The win was coming though. We’ve played well in our last seven games but the results haven’t been going as well as we would have liked.”

Scarlet’s brace took his total to seven goals in his last six games, proving he is an able replacement for Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe who left for a trial in Portugal earlier this month.

The former Romford man only signed for Side at the end of September and Gulfer is thrilled his new addition has hit the ground running.

“We gave him an opportunity after no one else in the league wanted to take a punt on him,” added Gulfer. “He hasn’t looked back since making his first start for us and he knows where the goal is.”

The win at Barnehurst moves Barkingside up to 18th in the standings and Gulfer is confident the team can continue to make further progress in the right direction.

“The squad is settled now with everyone pulling in the right direction and they all perfomed well at Phoenix.”

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