Phil Parkinson vowed to "get it right" and insisted he would not sacrifice his football philosophy after calamitous defending allowed Barnet to turn round a two-goal deficit and inflict a fourth successive defeat on Altrincham at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday.

Alty appeared to be on course for a morale-boosting win after leading 2-0 early on, only for a misunderstanding between keeper Tony Thompson and defender Toby Mullarkey to hand Barnet a lifeline seconds before half-time.

They still looked like holding out in a tense, scrappy second-half, but their hopes were dashed as Barnet cashed in on more defensive lapses with an 88th-minute equaliser and 89th-minute winner to take the points 3-2.

“Their first goal gave them something to hold on to and was a real turning point,’ said Alty boss Parkinson. “You don’t expect to see things like that within this team or at this level, but errors have been creeping into our game in the last couple of weeks.

“I don’t know whether it’s down to concentration or just bad luck, but it is something we will address. We have to look at things, because we need to know who is going to move this team forward.

“As a management team, we must look at whether we need to improve the strength and conditioning of the players and also if there’s a need for new personnel and in which areas of the pitch.

“We can see what needs doing. We are intelligent people, and we will get it right and move the club forward.”

He added: “It is important we stick to what we believe in. We must stick to our guns and not deviate from what our strength is. People always chuck Plan B in my face if things don’t go well, but we will concentrate on making sure Plan A is working.

“We have learned massively from this campaign, and it will stand us in good stead for next season. There will be some speed bumps along the way, but I would hope people will see we have a plan and know how to execute it.’