Darren Currie hailed his Barnet side’s performance as “outstanding” after they recorded their eighth consecutive unbeaten game with a 1-0 win away at Maidenhead United.

In tough conditions and on a poor surface, the Bees were unable to play the passing game that has brought them success on this excellent run of form, but Currie was delighted that his team were able to show a different side to their game and still get the result.

“On Tuesday we went there [to Eastleigh] and showed the particular qualities that we have, which are passing the ball, movement, bravery in possession, and today we had to more or less play the complete opposite, but it’s nice to have that as another quality that this team can show,” he said.

“It was a very difficult pitch, probably the poorest in the league, and it wasn’t fit enough for us to pass the ball around so there was an agreement made by everyone before the game that today’s decision making would involve a lot of helping the ball on and returning it into the other half and then standing up and being counted when it was happening to us, and for the type of game it was today we were outstanding.”

Medy Elito scored the game’s only goal on the brink of half-time when, on the counter, he tapped in a low cross from Ephron Mason-Clarke, and nothing typified the type of game this was more than the breakaway goal.

Currie said: “It was probably the one standout bit of quality from both sides. It was a nice simple pass from [Dave] Tarpey but executed well, and Ephron is just growing in stature every game. He’s either scoring or assisting and he’s a huge player for us. It was a wonderful ball in and what you always want when one man is crossing is the opposite wide man coming in and it was an emphatic finish from Medy.

“He’s got qualities and I hope people can appreciate what he’s starting to show now. He retains the ball very well so he’s going to be a big player going forward because that’s what I want. I’ve worked with him in the past and I know he’s got goals in him and he’ll bring that. I’m really pleased that he’s got himself a goal today.”

The Bees’ solid run of form has seen them move away from the looming threat of relegation and comfortably assert themselves in midtable, and they will be confident that their run can continue tomorrow night when they visit bottom side Maidstone United, whose relegation was confirmed at the weekend.

Currie said: “It’s just a mentality that we’re showing at the minute. Whatever game and style of play that is being thrown at us; we’re coping with it. We’re going onto a 4G pitch, we’ll be missing probably three or four players that I’m not prepared to risk on plastic, with Ricardo [Santos] being one.

“I’m certainly not going to risk players that have been out for big periods in their time at Barnet, we’ll use other players, but the mentality is right at the minute.”