Darren Currie praised Barnet’s character after they battled back from behind to beat Chorley 2-1 to move up to 10th in the National League.

Following back-to-back away defeats at Hartlepool United and Harrogate Town, the Bees may have been fearing the worse on Saturday when they failed to make their early supremacy tell and fell behind to Marcus Carver’s acrobatic effort on the half-hour.

Parity was restored just after the hour though, when Jack Taylor converted a penalty after a foul on David Tutonda and the hosts completed the turnaround with 11 minutes remaining through Mauro Vilhete following a corner.

Head coach Currie told the club’s YouTube channel: “We’ve won, that’s the most important thing and it’s crucial on the back of the two results we’ve had on the road lately.

“We’ve played better and lost and it was windy and rainy and scrappy and horrible but we showed good character to win a game of football.

“What it showed me today was we are low on confidence after the two defeats that we’ve had and it showed in our play. A little bit of nervousness, a little bit of frustration but to come back and win the game, win any game is good character and I’m really pleased for the boys.”

Currie felt his side should have done more with the attacking play they had, but is hoping the victory gets the Bees moving in the right direction again.

He said: “Like I say, we’ve certainly played better than we have today but the pluses I’ll take from the game were we had several opportunities, probably didn’t work the keeper as much as we should have done with the final third play that we had, but Tuesday night we kept going until the final whistle and today we kept going right until the final whistle, so there’s plenty of fight in this group, plenty of character and let’s just hope that a scrappy, uncomfortable victory can be a turning point for us.”

Following the postponement of tomorrow night’s Middlesex Senior Cup tie against Staines Town, attention can now turn towards this weekend's FA Cup first round tie against Fleetwood Town at the Hive.

Barnet famously reached the fourth round last season, knocking out now Premier League side Sheffield United before taking Championship outfit Brentford to a replay, but Currie wanted to savour that winning feeling again before looking ahead to Sunday’s 12.45pm kick-off.

He said: “We made a little bit of a name for ourselves last season and we’ve started the journey again this season with the victory over Potters Bar.

“We welcome Fleetwood here next week, all being well we’ll be more confident from the victory today, we look forward to the game and if we play to our maximums we’ll give ourselves a chance, but I want to enjoy today because we haven’t won in while, so it’s pleasing to get ourselves three points and turn that little corner.”