Darren Currie feels that his Barnet side “lacked leaders” in their 3-0 defeat to struggling Ebbsfleet United in the National League on Tuesday.

Ebbsfleet came into the game bottom of the division but moved up two places courtesy of their three points, secured by goals from Curtis Weston, Alex Reid and Ayo Obileye.

The result means it’s also now consecutive losses for Barnet in the league after a spell that had previously seen them go unbeaten in six.

Speaking to the club website after the game, Currie said: “I think what tonight has highlighted is that we lack men, we lack leaders, we lacked know-how, and that’s unfortunately because the group we’re having to pick from at the minute is limiting us.

“I normally back these boys but they’ve disappointed me tonight. They’ve obviously disappointed everyone connected to the club but I very rarely feel as disappointed about a performance as I did tonight.

“There was bad decision making, too many people trying to play for themselves rather than the team, dribbling with no success and no end product. It was just a really bad performance tonight.”

Although early in the season, Ebbsfleet could have viewed this as a game that they had to win if they stood any reasonable chance of bettering their league position, but Currie feels as though that’s the mentality Barnet should have had too and should have going into every game.

He said: “We had to win it as well. Every game we go into we should be viewing it as one we have to win, but I had a boys’ team out there tonight.

“You could say it was an experienced side, we haven’t got our senior players, we haven’t got one or two of our players that can get hold of a game and make a difference with a tackle or some information. It’s just crazy that this time last week we were three in a row and looked very confident and now we look shot of confidence.

“I feel for Loachy [Scott Loach], I’ve got to be honest. He’s been outstanding and he’s conceded seven goals in two games. Prior to Halifax I think we had the least amount of goals conceded and we’ve blown that out of the water with two performances and conceded seven goals, so we’ve all got to take our fair share of responsibility but the lack of leaders and the lack of men out there was quite alarming to be honest.”

Currie is expecting to have the same pool of players to pick from for this weekend’s game against Solihull Moors, but has threatened that changes will be made once more players become available.

He said: “If I could, I’d make quite a number of changes. I’m not in that position at the minute but there will come a time where there is a bigger group of players to select from and one or two of them won’t be allowed to play like that tonight and get away with it because they’ll find themselves sitting in the stand or on the bench and they will find it very difficult to get back in because that’s unacceptable tonight.”