Darren Currie says his Barnet side are “too easy to score against” after they suffered their fourth straight winless game in the National League on Saturday.

The Bees were beaten 2-0 away at Hartlepool United, leaving their only league win in October as the 4-0 thumping of AFC Fylde.

Currie’s side were even dragged through an FA Cup replay against Potters Bar Town due to their slack defending, but the boss takes responsibility for the defeat and the recent performances.

He told the club website: “I thought we started the game okay, quite bright in the first five or 10 minutes. We’re just too easy to score against at the minute, too easy to plat against and I’ve got to take responsibility for that because they’re playing the way I want them to play.

“What it’s maybe doing at times is exposing us defensively but we’ve got to have a bit more fight and a bit more grit about us. I’ve said it, and we’ve just had a chat about it in there, not every game is going to be really pretty. Sometimes you have to do the ugly things better.

“Certainly today they’ve found it far too easy to score the two goals and we’ve been here before, where we’ve given ourselves a mountain to climb. We couldn’t climb it today, although we had one or two chances, we were just too easy to score against.”

Despite the concession of two goals in the opening half through Nicke Kabamba, Barnet had the lion’s share of possession in the first half, with plenty of that coming in the final third.

Currie, though, says the players acknowledge that what is done with that possession comes down to decision making, which wasn’t good enough on the day and hasn’t been overall recently.

He said: “I bore myself at times saying the same things. Yes, we’re a passing team and I go on about fine lines between passing the ball with a real purpose and a real energy, and other times we can look like we’re a bit pedestrian without the ball.

“There’s no denying that at the top end of the pitch, that’s where the front three, four, two, whatever I play, earn their money. We had enough opportunities in the final third, I wouldn’t say efforts on goal, and being an ex-winger myself we work on it daily.

“Having had a chat with them, the boys have said it comes down to decision making, and that’s the game. When you’re not ruthless and cut-throat enough at the top end of the pitch and you’re easy to score against at the other end, it’s a recipe for performances and results like today.”