Barnet head coach Darren Currie said his players “gave everything for the shirt” despite letting a two-goal lead slip to draw 2-2 at league leaders Solihull Moors.

Wesley Fonguck and Shaq Coulthirst had the Bees in a commanding position by the 57th minute, but Ashley Charles’ red card allowed the hosts back into it and they scored twice through Nathan Blissett and Kyle Storer’s stoppage time goal.

Speaking to the club’s website after the game, Currie said: “I thought the boys, even with 11 men but certainly when we went down to 10 men, gave everything for the shirt. I can be proud of how they put a shift in.

“I’m going to put a positive spin on it because we’ve played for 25 minutes with ten men, we’ve shown a fight in us today that I’m pleased with and I’m proud of. Now I know we’ve got two sides to us – we can play football when it’s asked, and we can fight when it’s asked.”

The Bees players left everything out on the pitch, with Harry Taylor playing the full 90 minutes whilst not being fully fit and David Tutonda being forced off through injury late on, but Currie said it’s something that they will just have to deal with.

He said: “That’s part and parcel of the game. People get injured, people have to shuffle around positions but something I want from this team and my team is plenty of fight and plenty of courage.

“It wasn’t the prettiest game, but we played as well as we could in the circumstances but it’s a stop start type of game, it’s difficult. There’s no excuses though, I’m bitterly disappointed that we haven’t held on for the three points but I’m very pleased with our attitude towards the style of game that it was.”

Currie’s side make another trip tomorrow night in their bid to catch up on games following their lengthy run in the FA Cup, and he says the visit to Sutton United will be a similar type of game where the players will need to show the same level of quality.

He said: “They’ve shown they can have that quality, that fight in them and some games will be like that and we have to show that again on Tuesday because it will be a very similar game.

“I’ve seen good qualities in us today that I’m pleased with. Of course, I’m disappointed not to take the three points but there were qualities that will help us going forward.”

The match tomorrow night against the National League’s seventh-placed side will kick off at 7.45pm at Gander Green Lane.