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Josh Ilan believes Curtis Weston is Barnet's unsung hero and says Jake Hyde can fire the Bees back into the Football League
For the first time in four years as a Barnet fan I can finally say "We are top of the league."
The 3-0 victory away to Braintree Town took us to the top spot, putting us above Cambridge United and Nuneaton Town on goal difference, while it also stretched our unbeaten run to five games.
To come away with such an emphatic victory at the Amlin Stadium is brilliant with them having garnered a reputation as one of the league's best part-time outfits.
They did not live up to this billing though and effectively handed Barnet the three points through their own misdoing.
With little over half-an-hour gone, the Iron were rightfully reduced to nine men after the dismissals of Dean Wells and Alan Massey.
We scored our three goals in the second-half through a cool finish from Keanu Marsh-Brown, a thumping effort from Mark Byrne and yet another goal from Jake Hyde.
Despite the striker - by his own admission - not being at his best, he has maintained a rate of getting a goal a game and is a striker capable of firing Barnet to promotion.
The best player on the pitch against Braintree, and also against Nuneaton, was centre-midfielder Curtis Weston.
He is the unsung hero of the team who quietly goes about his business. Not only is a vital figure in midfield but he acts as a 'fifth defender', with him filling roles in the backline when they decide to bomb forward.
Weston is also vital to the style of football Davids is implementing at the club, due to his brilliant passing ability and him being confident in possession.
While the former Gillingham midfielder is one of the first names on the teamsheet, yesterday allowed some of the fringe players to stake their claim.
Harry Crawford started the game in midfield, a role which he performed in admirably. He was unlucky not to have got on the scoresheet with him having hit the post and winning a penalty.
Elliott Johnson's sickness also allowed Jordan Brown to start, to which he performed to mixed degrees.
Defensively he was very solid with little getting past him while it was good to see him getting forward to add to the attacks. However, his touch and pass let him down on occasions but this can be put down to a lack of match sharpness.
Unfortunately - while it was a great day, a fantastic win and a good performance - it does not tell us anything about how good we are or how Davids can improve his system. At the end of the day it was 11 full-time players up against nine jaded part-time players.
However, it was another three points on the board. And, at the end of the day, the only thing which matters is what position we will be in come the end of April; and the victory was another stepping stone hopped in reaching there.
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