BARROW AFC shot stopper Paul Farman says the team’s performance fell below the required standards after losing 2-0 away to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

Ronan Curtis fired the hosts ahead by rifling the ball into the back of the net from 20 yards in the 16th minute after Farman had rushed off his line to head away a long pass.

Things then went from bad to worse for Pete Wild’s side ten minutes later when Omar Bugiel doubled Wimbledon’s lead by converting Armani Little’s searching cross at the back post.  

The Bluebirds rallied in the second half and had chances to reduce the arrears, but failed to find a goal to get them back in the game.

Farman later prevented a third for Wimbledon after denying Josh Kelly in a 1v1 situation in the 80th minute.

And to compound to Barrow’s miserable day to the capital, second half substitute Jamie Proctor was shown red for an off-the-ball incident with Kofi Balmer.

Speaking to the club website after the match, Farman, who has recorded nine clean sheets this season said: “We’re disappointed. We’ve set our standards this season and we haven’t hit them today. We can’t let it happen twice.

“There are some positives to take from the game, but not as many as what we would have hoped. We’ve been in this position before and we’ll go again.

“It’s good that there’s a game on Tuesday night. We know what we need to do.

“We always look to bounce back when we lose, which hasn’t been too often this season. I said to a couple of fans after the match, stick with us and we’ll do everything we can and see where it takes us.”