Darren Currie lamented Barnet’s performance in both boxes after their FA Cup hopes ended with a 2-0 defeat at home to Fleetwood Town.

The Bees famously reached the fourth round last season, knocking out now Premier League side Sheffield United en route, but there was to be no upset against the League One side this time around as Ched Evans gave the visitors the lead in the first half before Ashley Hunter made sure of their place in the second round draw with a late second goal.

Reflecting on his side’s performance, head coach Currie told the club’s YouTube channel: “We did okay. We certainly had a go and we competed. What’s frustrating in comparison to recent games is our quality in the final third. Of late there’s been lots of balls going in the box and lots of shots and some good play, but unfortunately today we kind of lacked that.

“I felt they probably did the basics a little bit better than us but you get judged on what you do in both boxes and we haven’t dealt with a routine cross that we really ought to have and that straight away puts you on the back foot.

“The second goal, that’s unfortunate as we’re trying to chase the game, but we didn’t deal with the first cross that led to their goal and then didn’t have enough quality with the final pass or final cross, final shot, whatever it may be in the final third. The game’s about both boxes.”

When it was pointed out Barnet were facing a League One side and more than match them at times, he responded: “You kind of forget that when you’re in the moment. You’re viewing and making an opinion on what you’re seeing and although they’re a team that’s going very well and they’ve got some very good players, some experience across the pitch, and they’re a decent side, but I’m looking at my team and just feeling that we haven’t played to the levels we’re capable of today.”

Barnet's scheduled trip to Solihull Moors on Saturday, November 30 will have to be rearranged due to the Moors' continued involvement in the FA Cup.