Barnet manager Darren Currie described his team's 1-0 win at home to Yeovil Town as the perfect start to the season.

The Bees got their National League campaign off to a promising start at the Hive on Saturday with Simeon Akinola's penalty earning the victory.

Currie told the club website: "Three points, clean sheet, in that respect it is a perfect start. Can we play better? There’s no doubt.

“I know they can play better, they know they can play better but one thing that I want us to be different this season is coming away from games like that when you’re not quite at your best but you win the game 1-0."

Barnet had to withstand early pressure from Yeovil with goalkeeper Scott Loach saving efforts from Remeao Hutton and Rhys Murphy.

The hosts threatened through Harry Taylor's header which was well saved by keeper Stuart Nelson.

The breakthrough came in the 61st minute after Akinola was brought down in the area. The striker stepped up and converted the penalty to edge the Bees towards victory.

Loach saved a dangerous free-kick from Murphy as Barnet held out to claim an opening-day win.

Currie said: “There are going to be games where we don’t pass the ball in a beautiful way that I want to see but we’ve had opportunities, we’ve created opportunities.

“I think we hit the bar; Simeon’s had a glorious chance that he put straight at the keeper so there were opportunities to make it a tiny bit more comfortable.

“The one or two chances they created for themselves, Loach was brilliant in goal and it’s the best way to start the season."

Barnet play their first away match of the new campaign tomorrow night with a trip to Sutton United.