Darren Currie said he was “relieved” after Barnet secured their first home win under the caretaker boss, edging past Dorchester Town 2-1 in the second round of the FA Trophy.

The Bees had taken the lead through Shaquile Coulthirst’s low finish but needed a late winner from Craig Robson after Ben Seymour had scrambled in an equaliser for the visitors.

Speaking to the club’s website, Currie said: “I was a bit scared towards the end when they equalised. We found a way of winning and that’s what’s important.

“I thought we dominated the ball and we had chances that could have made it easier but we found a way and it was a nice way to win the game with Elliott (Johnson) putting in a terrific cross and a great header. Like I said, we could have made it a bit easier for ourselves but we found a way to win and that’s the most important thing.”

Dorchester, who play in the Southern League Premier Division, two tiers below the National League, worked hard throughout the game and their dogged defending kept the hosts out.

Currie said: “I said all week it was the roles reversed from what we had last week at Sheffield United. They were going to come here and at every chance play above themselves and I thought they played very well.

“The game went pretty much how I thought it would in all fairness but what was pleasing for me was that we didn’t get frustrated, we remained calm even when they equalised and we found a way to get the winner in the end.”

Currie picked the same line-up that took to the field at Sheffield United the previous week, as well as the two games prior to their shock 1-0 FA Cup win, meaning the same group had started together for four games in a row.

He said: “There’s no need to make the change, is there? The boys are playing well, enjoying their football, they’re doing what I’m asking of them and I had absolutely no reason to change it.”

The boss is keen for the Bees to continue their form this weekend as they return to league action after two cup games with an away trip to Braintree Town.

He said: “It’s about the momentum that we’ve built over the last three or four games and the standards we’re setting for ourselves and the levels that we’re reaching. It’s about progressing and keeping on making those small steps.

“That’s what we need to do and it’s another step in the right direction today and we want to take another small step next Saturday at Braintree.”