Barnet boss Dean Brennan described his side's first-half performance at Dorking Wanderers as 'way off the pace' as the Bees came from two goals down to secure all three National League points at Meadowbank.

Brennan was quick to point out how his players need to be better at the start of games, when speaking after Saturday evening's 3-2 success.

"First half, we were way off the pace," he told the club's website when asked for his thoughts of the performance.

"We were physically bullied, but my biggest disappointment with the first half was that we didn't control the game with the ball well enough.

"When you play against teams like this you have to keep the ball in play as long as you can, and I thought our dominance in possession was really poor, especially with the standards we've see this season."

After going in at half time two goals down, Brennan revealed the message he gave to his players at the break which ultimately provided a springboard for the turnaround in the second half.

"We were just calm at half time. I questioned a few of the players. Do they understand what we want from them?", added Brennan.

"We show clips at half time to show where we need to do better and where we can hurt them. Tactically, we were better second half and I thought we dealt with their physicality much better."

Josh Taylor had given Dorking a fifth-minute lead in front of the live TV cameras, with Jason Prior doubling the advantage midway through the first half.

Nicke Kabamba hit back after the restart, with Anthony Hartigan's superb free-kick levelling matters.

And despite his clear frustrations, Brennan praised Danny Collinge after his winner kept Barnet just three points behind leaders Chesterfield.

"He's got quality, Danny!", said Brennan, blissfully.

"He was another player who I felt was below the level in the first half, but he showed good character. He's a leader and we'd have no issued giving Danny the armband. It's his third year in senior football, and he's a player we believe in a lot - hopefully he'll stay with us for a long time".

The Bees now face a tricky trip to National League South high-flyers Aveley in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday, before hosting Maidenhead United a week later as they continue to chase promotion to the Football League.