ALTRINCHAM edged closer to their target of 60 points in the National League after picking up a win and a draw over the Bank Holiday weekend, but there was still a tinge of frustration from manager Phil Parkinson at letting a lead slip against Barnet on Monday.

Alty made light of a marathon journey to Dover on Saturday to complete a league double over the relegated Kent side with a Josh Hancock goal in a 1-0 win.

They looked on course for a maximum holiday haul after Dan Mooney fired them in front against Barnet at The J.Davidson Stadium 48 hours later, only for a speculative second-half shot to make it 1-1 and leave the Robins six points short of the 60-mark with three games to play.

The draw meant Alty are still unbeaten at home in nine games, but Parkinson was aggrieved at their inability to finish off the Bees when they had them at their mercy in the first half.

“The frustration was that I kind of knew Barnet had a goal in them and we needed more than a 1-0 lead to be safe,” said the Alty boss.

“We should have been further in front, if you look at the chances we created.

“We could have put the game to bed in the first half.

“Their keeper was good, but if we had been a bit more cut-throat in front of goal, we would have won by two or three.

“Complacency could have been our enemy at Dover, but we made sure it wasn’t by preparing the same as for any other game.

“Again, we could have been more clinical in and around their area, but credit to Josh for his goal - he was Johnny-on-the-spot to stick it away.”

The gate of 1,864 on Monday means Alty are assured of an average home attendance of 2,000 this season, regardless of the turnout for the final game against Yeovil Town a week on Sunday.

“That’s brilliant and says everything about the direction we are going in as a club,” enthused Parkinson.