FOREST Green Rovers' manager David Horseman was frustrated with the way his side defended in their 10th defeat of the League Two season on Tuesday night, going down 2-0 at home.

First-half goals from Sam Foley and Dom Telford secured a fifth League Two triumph this season and saw them end a run of four league games without a win.

Barrow goalkeeper Paul Farman produced a string of fine saves to preserve the clean sheet for the visitors.

"It’s a real tough one to take. If you’re going to defend like that, you’re going to give yourself a mountain to climb," said Horseman.

"Certain people have got to do better at their jobs. I’m not happy but it doesn’t mean we didn’t have enough chances to win the game.

"The story of the season is we need to score more goals and we’re soft at the other end.

"We created endless amounts of chances and James Belshaw’s kit is still clean.

"I understand the frustration because if you don’t take the opportunities and you lose 2-0 at home to Barrow then I expect some abuse."

Rovers remain second bottom of the table and firmly in the relegation zone with just 10 points from their opening 14 games of the 2023/24 campaign.

They host mid-table Crawley Town on Saturday at The New Lawn before they face Scarborough in the first round of the FA Cup.