Barnet joint head coach Ulrich Landvreugd says he saw “real character from every player” after the Bees clinched a 2-1 victory against Grimsby Town.

Mauro Vilhete put Barnet ahead after just three minutes but the Mariners hit back in the second period through Craig Disley.

However, with nine minutes remaining, Jake Hyde turned home an Andy Yiadom cross to make it three victories from three Skrill Premier matches since Edgar Davids’ departure.

Speaking after the game, Landvreugd said: “I saw real character from every player. A good example was Luisma (Villa). He picked up an injury late on and normally he couldn’t carry on.

“But he came back on to give that little bit extra.”

The result leaves Barnet two points off the Skrill Premier play-off positions and Landvreugd was pleased his side were able to overcome a promotion rival.

He said: “We have played a games against teams below us and everyone said that we had to win those games.

“We did that but tonight we came up against one of the best teams in the league. We have lost twice against them this season and tonight they came with their strongest team.

“We believed though and changed little things. We pressured them more in the game and got the early goal.

He continued: “We said to give everything in the first 45 minutes and we would see where the ship goes. It was a quick goal and we had a good chance with (Dani) Lopez that hit the post.

“If we had scored that one then it makes it a little bit easier.

“In the second half they pressed us higher up the pitch and it wasn’t easy in the first 15 minutes of the half and they got the equaliser.

“I was pleased though we created some opportunities and had some decent shots. The players kept going though. Both sides wanted to win and I think the best team did.”