Barnet undid all their hard work from their weekend win over Barrow after they slumped to a 3-0 loss away at FC Halifax Town last night.

Devante Rodney gave the home side a first half lead which was added to after the break by James Ferry and former Bee Manny Duku.

Mark Cousins was the first of the two goalkeepers to be tested in the 17th minute, but he stood firm to deny Scott Quigley as the forward tried to go around him.

Michael Duckworth then went close with a stinging effort from 35-yards that went just over the bar while, at the other end, Cheye Alexander’s cross towards Shaq Coulthirst was turned behind.

The deadlock was broken on 36 minutes and it was an unlucky moment for Cousins who, after pulling off an excellent save to deny Matt Kosylo, was unable to prevent Rodney from firing home the rebound.

Jack Barham came close as the Bees hunted for an equaliser, but his turn and shot from Elliott Johnson’s pass went off target, and then Johnson himself came close but Halifax keeper Sam Johnson gathered his low cross at the second attempt.

Barnet recorded a couple of chances at the start of the second half as they maintained their push for an equaliser, firstly as Craig Robson saw his header from Medy Elito’s cross saved, and then when Johnson gathered a cross in towards Coulthirst.

Halifax, though, continued to create chances of their own and doubled their lead in the 60th minute when Ferry beat Cousins at his near post with a low, bobbling effort.

It got worse soon after as Duku, who was on loan at the Hive last season, finished off an excellent move created by Rodney.

The visitors were then given a golden opportunity to reduce the deficit when Coulthirst was fouled in the box, but the Bees’ top scorer was denied by Johnson and it remained 3-0 and stayed that way until the end to cap a miserable night for Barnet.