Barnet boss Darren Currie was left frustrated as his side’s poor defending of set-pieces resulted in a 2-1 home loss to Bromley in the Vanarama National League last night.

The Bees, who took an early lead through Josh Walker and dominated throughout, conceded from two free kicks either side of half time, condemning them to their fourth defeat of the season.

Speaking after the game, Currie was disappointed with the way his team conceded both goals.

He told the club website: “We can’t defend set-pieces. Cal [Callum Reynolds] gives away a cheap free kick in the first half. They put a ball in the box and play for the second and we don’t win the first or the second.”

“Then [Dan] Sweeney doesn’t complete a simple pass, brings the lad down, which is a cheap free-kick out of frustration for his poor pass, and they score from that.”

“Other than that, I think [Scott] Loachy has had one save that he’s had to make. They’ve beat us on the back of two set-pieces that are our responsibility.”

The Barnet head coach also questioned his sides defensive mentality after the defeat, which now sees them slip to ninth in the table.

“It’s not always about size, it’s about organisation and a bit of desire to not get beat by your man and we had neither of them tonight.”

The home side were on top in the first half, with both Billy Bingham and Alfie Pavey squandering great chances to put Barnet out of sight in the opening 15 minutes.

Currie felt that the game should have been over early on, but a lack of quality finishing cost his team dearly.

“I thought we started the game really positively. We put some really good balls in the box, we looked promising going forward and rightfully took the lead.”

“Then I’m waiting for us to kick on and we almost did. We should have gone two and three in front and we didn’t. Then they score and I think it deflated us.”

“At the end of the day, we weren’t clinical enough at one end and we didn’t defend set-pieces well enough at the other end.”

Barnet are next in league action at home to Woking on Saturday, and Currie believes this result makes their upcoming match even more significant.

“We knew that we were going into two home games that were really important and losing tonight just puts more pressure on for Saturday’s game.”

“I’m sure once we look back at it, they’ll be enough positives, but the two outstanding disappointments were the set-pieces. We’ve got to do better than that.”