Darren Currie was left frustrated that his Barnet side were unable to find what he felt would have been a deserved goal in their 0-0 draw against Solihull Moors.

Barnet were the better of the two sides in the stalemate but were constantly left wanting after a string of good saves from Moors keeper Ryan Boot.

Speaking to the club website, Currie said: “I’m disappointed that we didn’t get a goal to warrant some of our play today. I thought we were very good and it was just a shame that we haven’t managed to put the icing on the cake with a goal.

“We deserved to win today because we were very good, very dominant. Some of our passages of play were very good. With the change of shape, we looked nice and solid defensively but I’m frustrated that we haven’t gone on and won the game.”

Injury problems have caused the side to be thin on the ground in terms of numbers in recent weeks, but Currie was able to welcome Dan Sweeney and Harry Taylor back into the side, and he felt Sweeney’s return in particular helped towards keeping a clean sheet.

He said: “He [Sweeney] has been a miss for us so we looked nice and solid defensively. Having Mauro [Vilhete] now looking a little bit sharper, who did terrifically for me today playing out of position as a wing-back but that’s the type of boy he is, Harry Taylor being back in there as well.

“We had some of our more experienced boys that we’ve obviously missed of late and it obviously adds to why the performance was a better performance.”

The Bees looked as though they had snatched all three points towards the end when Alfie Pavey netted, but he was denied a first goal of the season when the referee ruled it out for handball.

Currie, though, is confident that it won’t be long before the goals start flowing for him.

He said: “I think he’ll get goals. He will get better over time and the sooner he gets his first goal the better it will be for him, he’ll be off the mark then. His overall play was better today so I’m pleased for him. Obviously goal scorers get judged on goals though, so the sooner the better.

“In the second half we were pushing for the win. We had a couple of chances, obviously Callum Reynolds’ one in the first half that he maybe should have scored from but we can be really pleased with a much-improved performance but very frustrated that we haven’t won the game.”