Jim Bentley branded Fylde’s first-half display at Barnet the worst since he took charge of the club.
The Coasters’ run of three successive wins and clean sheets was halted by a 2-1 defeat in the capital, where Simeon Akinola scored the Bees’ stoppage-time winner.
And manager Bentley admitted afterwards: “Overall I don’t think we were good enough today.
“We weren’t tight enough to them and then when we did get the ball we weren’t passing it well enough.
“There were always going to be trade-off with formations, and going away to a team that won last time and put in a very good performance (beating Ebbsfleet 5-2). They got on top of us early doors and it was all hands to the pump.”