Barnet were able to bounce back quickly from a disappointing National League loss - beating Aldershot Town at home.

Goals either side of half-time by Daniele Collinge and Nicke Kabamba gave them a 2-1 win, despite Town pulling one back through Lorent Tolaj just before the hour mark.

The three points leaves them third in the table and was a far cry from Saturday's outing against Rochdale at Spotland.

Speaking to the club website, Bees boss Dean Brennan admitted his side were not up to their usual standards in Lancashire.

He said: "The better team won the game. They play out from the back usually, but they played direct and left our wide players within their system.

"I thought their goalkeeper was the best passer on the pitch. It caused us a lot of problems.

“We went a little bit rogue towards the end and if we’re going to be a better team and have real success, we need to be a little bit like Liverpool.

"They were 1-0 down at Wolves and they managed to win the game.

"For us, it’s a disappointing day, but I’ve got to give credit to the opposition."

Asked if withdrawing Ben Wynter at half-time was a tactical decision, Brennan pointed to the lack of energy in the full-back’s performance as he was replaced by Reece Hall-Johnson.

“Yes. I thought Ben was nowhere near the levels he’s set himself and Reece came on gave us a bit more pace as he’s a bit more of a winger,” asserted the Bees boss.

“I thought Reece came on and did OK, he gave us that injection [of pace].

"I don’t like to make subs at half-time but I spoke to Ben at half-time about how every time he got the ball he kept trying to play backwards before he played forwards against a team who don’t like defending crosses.”

Barnet are back at The Hive on Saturday when they host FC Halifax Town, before they head north again for a midweek battle at York City on Tuesday.