Barnet boss Dean Brennan was delighted with the performance of his players as they fought back from a goal down to win 4-2 at Fylde in the National League on Saturday.

A first-half double from Nick Haughton saw the home side go ahead initially before Barnet drew level with strikes from Gatlin O’Donkor and talisman Harry Pritchard.

The visitors then took control of the second period and emerged victorious thanks to goals from Reece Hall-Johnson and Callum Stead, but Brennan was frustrated with the theatrics of the opposition on the day.

“Good result, good performance. I thought our third goal was absolutely outstanding," he said.

“The way the game started, we were in control, and the ref gave the penalty - he’s been kidded, and the lad’s bought the penalty.

“It’s a dive - simple as that. It’s disgusting from the lad, but it is what it is, and the character we showed to come back from that, the instructions the lads took on board at half-time.

"We wanted to get [Luke] Freeman in the pocket more and get him on the ball, and he started to hurt them in the second half.”

On the four different goal scorers, Brennan was keen to point out the importance of the clinical nature his side showed in front of goal against a team that had been in good form themselves.

“I’m delighted with it. The thing that pleased me the most is that for the first two goals, we are staring straight down the barrel of the goal," he said gleefully.

“They came to press us; that’s how they play. We were really playing matador. We wanted to move them around, and we knew their centre-halves would jump into midfield, so I really liked the way they played, and they’re really aggressive on the front foot.

"They’ve been in fantastic form and gotten themselves off the foot of the table, and it was a difficult game for us.”

Brennan has often spoken of the character his players has been exhibiting this season, but the Barnet boss was seemingly looking for more from them when defending set-pieces.

“That’s what spoils the fun - when we’re 2-1 up and in control, we give away a really cheap goal from a corner," he added.

“We don’t squeeze the ball enough, and they get a two-on-one against us, and one of our lads hasn’t done his job, so I’m really frustrated with that.

"But the character we showed - we stuck to the game plan and penetrated the tactics we talked about at half-time.”

The Bees’ National League campaign continues at Aldershot Town on Tuesday, before hosting York City at the Hive on Saturday.