Barnet remain just above the National League relegation zone after a 1-1 draw at home to FC Halifax Town.

Wesley Fonguck put the Bees in front in the first half, but Devante Rodney’s effort into the far corner with 15 minutes to go meant Barnet had to settle for a share of the points.

Darren Currie made two changes to the side that lost away at Gateshead at the weekend, with Fonguck and Dave Tarpey coming in for Medy Elito and the suspended Shaq Coulthirst.

Barnet started the stronger of the two sides and looked threatening from the right-hand side as a series of crosses from Cheye Alexander came in, but the Halifax defence managed to avert any serious danger.

However, it didn’t take long for the deadlock to be broken as Ephron Mason-Clarke plucked the ball out of the air on the edge of the box, offloaded it to Fonguck and he provided a smart finish into the top corner to hand Barnet the lead.

Mason-Clarke looked to be the most dangerous player going forward for Barnet, and he did well to set up Tarpey, but Sam Johnson got down well to divert it behind for a corner.

Although they were unable to add to it, the home side still went into the break with a deserved 1-0 lead, and they started the second period with that same intensity as Mason-Clarke once again set up Fonguck, but his shot was saved by Johnson.

The Bees then had two further opportunities to increase their advantage, firstly as Tarpey ran onto a long ball, cut inside and saw his shot blocked, and then when Alexander found Dan Sweeney at the far side of the box, but his header crashed back off the near post.

Eight minutes later though, the visitors pulled themselves level as a ball through the heart of the Barnet defence found Rodney, and he only needed to take one touch before firing past Mark Cousins.

Currie’s side had the largest share of possession in the final ten minutes as they went in search of a winner, but the closest they came was when Tarpey’s excellent delivery from a free-kick narrowly evaded the out-stretched leg of Simeon Akinola.

The result leaves the Bees 19th in the National League, three points above Havant & Waterlooville who occupy the final relegation spot, but the side still have plenty of games in hand on those around them.

Barnet are next in action this Saturday as they play host to Hartlepool United, with kick-off at 3pm.