Darren Currie felt that Barnet’s slow start against Solihull Moors was their downfall as their unbeaten run came to an end.

The Bees had not lost a game in any competition since November but an early penalty from Terry Hawkridge proved to be the difference between the two sides on Tuesday night.

Barnet improved vastly in the second half but were still unable to find a way past a Moors side who won for the first time since New Year’s Day.

Speaking to the club website after the game, Currie said: “In the last two games, we haven’t started the game well enough. Saturday we managed to turn it around and turn a 0-0 into a victory and we haven’t managed to do that today.

“We gave ourselves something to chase in the second half and we huffed and puffed and had a few chances but still didn’t work the keeper enough in the second half albeit we were looking likely to get back into the game.

“On the second half, I would have said getting a point would have been a fair result but what I’ve got to look at is why we’ve started the last two games as pedestrian as we have. When you play against [someone like] Barrow you know what they’re going to do and coming to Solihull there’s certainly no surprises in how they were going to play. We looked a little bit shell-shocked about how the game played out.”

Barnet remain in 13th after the defeat, four points shy of the play-off places.