Darren Currie described Barnet’s 2-0 win over Aldershot Town, their 50th competitive game of the season, as “very pleasing”.

Goals from Ephron Mason-Clarke and Shaquile Coulthirst meant the Bees extended their unbeaten run in the National League to five games and they have also now kept a clean sheet in their last four to pull further away from the drop zone.

Currie told the club’s website: “It was very pleasing. Obviously it was another clean sheet which was important, epitomised by Elliott [Johnson’s] block right at the death there. They want to keep clean sheets so it was very pleasing in that respect.

“There were two fantastic goals. Shaq’s one was a brilliant curler into the top corner and something we spoke about at half-time which played its part in the first goal, which was finished off with a great header but a wonderful cross from Elliott so it was really pleasing.”

Aldershot sat eight points adrift of safety in the relegation zone before kick-off last night, and their performance in the first half was indicative of the position they’re in, especially given the short amount of time left in the season.

Currie said: “They passed the ball better than us tonight, there’s no doubt about it and I haven’t felt that way in many games but certainly tonight they handled the ball better, they were more composed in possession than we did.

“We looked a little bit nervy at times and loose with our passing which is unlike us but as we’ve just spoken about in there, you don’t win every game with great goals and beautiful football, sometimes you have to find other ways of winning and we did that tonight when I felt Aldershot moved the ball better than us.”

The success also means the Bees have won two on the trot at The Hive, with performances starting to come together to match the results, but the boss feels there is still a way to go before the team hit their peak.

He said: “We’re slowly getting there but there’s still bits I want to improve on. I’ve stood here before and said the performance was great and the result has let us down. Tonight I’m standing here saying great result but the performance wasn’t as good.

“There’s the odd game where we’ve pieced it all together but at least tonight the performance wasn’t what it could’ve been and what it has been of late but at least we’ve found a way of winning which is very important.”

The games keep coming thick and fast for Currie’s side, and they will face a real challenge to preserve their good run of form this Saturday when league leaders Leyton Orient come to town.

Currie said: “We’re on a nice little run at the minute and Orient are in a good place as well so it’s all set up for another big game but what we need to do is raise our performance levels from tonight.

“We’ll talk on our next training day about where we can be better but certainly going into confident off the back of our recent performances and certainly tonight’s result.”