Barnet made a slight recovery from their heavy defeat to Ebbsfleet United by playing out a drab goalless draw at home to Solihull Moors on Saturday.

It was a game of few chances at The Hive, although Barnet perhaps recorded some of the better opportunities but were unable to find a way past Ryan Boot in the Moors goal.

Dan Sweeney and Harry Taylor were welcomed back into the starting 11 by Darren Currie, while Mauro Vilhete made his first home start of the season.

Solihull created the first opening of the game when Jamie Reckford swung in a cross, but the delivery was headed off target by Paul McCallum.

Wes Fonguck struck Barnet’s first opportunity in response, but he fired wide of the post after some good build-up play with Vilhete.

The Bees then should have taken the lead after 22 minutes when Callum Reynolds got on the end of Simeon Akinola’s cross, but Boot got down well to parry away the header.

After having the better of the first half, Barnet started brightly again in the second as Fonguck burst through the Solihull defence and fired towards goal, but Boot was once again in the way to keep him out.

Boot was proving to be the saviour for the visitors, twice denying the Bees in quick succession as they piled on the pressure. He firstly got down to Vilhete’s poked effort that was heading for the corner, and then produced another stop low down to keep out Fonguck’s drive.

It looked as though Barnet had nicked all three points right at the hand when Alfie Pavey managed to get the ball in, but it was ruled out for handball in the build-up.

The result leaves Barnet ninth in the National League ahead of Tuesday night’s long trip up to AFC Fylde.