Barnet assistant boss Darren Currie praised the display of Wes Fonguck after the 21-year-old netted his fifth of the season to propel the Bees to a 2-0 win over Barrow.

Fonguck added his name to the score-sheet after Manny Duku had notched his first goal for the club since joining on loan from Cheltenham Town to hand Barnet a vital three points on the road.

The Bees survived an early scare when Barrow’s Dan Jones was thwarted by an excellent save from Mark Cousins, before Tyler Smith could only send his header wide on the follow-up when well placed.

But Barnet countered and took the lead in the 16th minute when Josh Walker broke clear down the left following a pass from Jack Walker before squaring for Duku, who was left with a simple finish from close range.

Duku would come close to adding a second soon after when he headed over but the Bees would double their advantage with ten minutes of the first half remaining through Fonguck.

The in-form 21-year-old, who was recently capped by England C, was allowed to bring the ball forward and he punished the Barrow defence for giving him too much space when he curled a fine effort into the bottom corner.

Barnet continued on the front foot in the second half, with Elliot Johnson forcing a decent save from Andy Firth at his near post.

In further good news, Saturday’s game also saw Dave Tarpey as well Craig Reynolds return to action following injury, but it was Fonguck who stole the show once again and Currie was full of praise for the midfielder’s performance following the final whistle.

Speaking to Barnet’s website, Currie said: “He’s just getting better and better. He’s a terrific player and got great feet and he’s had the England call-up as well.

“Every game that goes by, he gets opportunities and I’m really pleased that he’s taking them as well because we do a lot of crossing and finishing drills and Wes is always at the front of the queue and wants to score goals. He’s adding goals to his game and I thought he was very good and took his goal very well.

“It’s a perfect away performance with the clean sheet. I thought Barrow played alright to be fair as they moved the ball around with confidence and made the pitch big. One thing we spoke about, certainly before the game and even more so at half-time, was about their strength becoming a weakness.

“As they are so expansive, if we were patient and disciplined in our defensive shape, then we knew we would get opportunities on the counter attack and it was very evident in our first goal. We got down the side of them and Josh Walker’s work rate was fantastic.

“It was a nice goal but it was part of the game plan in terms of being disciplined defensively and then counter-attacking.”