Barnet maintained their unbeaten start to the National League season as they came from behind to beat Notts County at Meadow Lane.

Enzio Boledwijn’s fine opener put County into the lead early on, but Callum Reynold’s close-range header levelled proceedings before Simeon Akinola won it with 15 minutes to go.

Ricardo Santos returned to the side in the Bees’ only change from the 1-1 draw against Sutton United, coming in for Dan Sparkes.

Despite some early pressure from Darren Currie’s side, it was County who took the lead with nine minutes on the clock as Boledwijn cut in from the left and unleashed an unstoppable drive into the top corner.

In response, new signing James Dunne won Barnet a free-kick at the other end, but Notts goalkeeper Sam Slocombe was left untroubled as Jack Taylor’s effort dipped just over the bar.

Barnet’s equaliser came just prior to the half-hour mark as Reynold’s got his head to a set-piece to score his first of the season, but they were still being put under the cosh.

Scott Loach was called into action to deny Jim O’Brien’s long-range effort and Harry Taylor was perhaps lucky to not concede a penalty when O’Brien went tumbling in the area, but the referee awarded a goal kick instead.

The Bees started the second half on the front foot and should have taken the lead when Akinola met Medy Elito’s corner, but he headed wide of the target.

Chances continued to come for the visitors as Dunne blasted into the hands of Slocombe and Taylor turned over from Cheye Alexander’s cross, and the winning goal finally came on 75 minutes when Ephron Mason-Clarke fed Akinola to dink in his third goal in successive games.

That proved to be the final significant action of the game, and Barnet held on for three points that sees them sit third in the early stages of the season.

Next up for the Bees will be a home match as they welcome Dover Athletic to The Hive – kick-off is at 7:45pm.