Edgar Davids has admitted Barnet never do things the easy way - but he is up for the fight as they battle against the drop.

The Bees lost at 3-2 relegation rivals Accrington and both sides remain in trouble.

Player-manager Davids was sent off on 87 minutes, the second time he has seen red against Stanley this season. But former Dutch international Davids insists he is relishing his time in management.

"I am enjoying it, League Two is a lot of fun and every match is like a final," said Davids, who turned 40 this week.

"We have to give 110 per cent every week but unfortunately we didn't play for the first 30 minutes and, if you do that, you get punished. We fought back and I felt we deserved an equaliser but it didn't happen.

"When I came in some were saying we were already relegated but we moved to 18th place two weeks ago. Perhaps we thought we were comfortable. We do it the Barnet way, which is always the difficult way, but we are ready to fight every match. We have to man up and take responsibility."

Davids was sent off following a challenge on Stanley striker James Gray after the former Ajax star had moved from midfield to centre-half in the second half. He did not agree with referee Mark Heywood's decision to show him a second yellow card, saying: "It was harsh. It certainly wasn't a booking."

Leam Richardson's side remain rooted to the foot of the table but he hopes the win will provide a huge confidence boost for his side.

Lee Molyneux scored a 34-minute hat-trick and Richardson said: "We know Lee can do that and he will get the headlines but everyone played well. We played some fantastic stuff in the first half and we deserved to lead 3-0.

"They scored just before half-time which was a sucker punch. You have no divine right to dominate for 90 minutes and they had to come at us, but we were up for the challenge and it was a deserved win."