Rossi Eames and Henry Newman were bullish after Barnet’s 2-1 defeat to Stevenage at The Hive on Saturday afternoon and insisted there was no point crying or getting upset.
After a 1-0 win at Yeovil Town last weekend to start their reign in the ideal fashion, the Bees were second best against Boro on Saturday.
However, a much-improved second-half display failed to yield a point, ending Barnet’s eight-game unbeaten run in EFL League Two.
"It was a game of two halves, as they said in football," Eames said. "The first half was not at the standards we’ve set ourselves in recent weeks.
"The message from Henry and I at half time was that we had to be braver on the ball and braver to go and get the ball.
"In the second there were so many positives to take. Some of the attacking play and out of possession was fantastic and we have to build on it.
"There’s no point in crying or getting upset. You have to take the highs with the lows. Last week was a high and, yes, we’re going to be low at this point."
"It’s certainly not a disaster, that’s the message we gave to the players afterwards," Newman said.
"Unfortunately, the first-half performance as a whole wasn’t good enough so we addressed that at half time, both in terms of the message we gave the players and making a couple of changes.
"In the second half we made a couple of poor decisions and individual errors. But in terms of the performance as a whole, had the first half been repeated in the second half Rossi and I would have been concerned.
"It’s plain for everybody to see the change in the second-half performance was significant. We played some outstanding football and created a number of chances."
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