Barnet boss Darren Currie admitted that he was “emotionally drained” after his side produced a superb performance in their 5-2 victory against Ebbsfleet United on Tuesday night to secure just their second win in eight National League games.

Bees forward Simeon Akinola was the star of the show, netting a hat-trick, with Jack Taylor and Josh Walker adding the rest on a great night at The Hive.

Fleet pegged Barnet back twice through Stephen Obileye and Goze Ugwu but the home side’s ruthless display of finishing was enough for the three points.

Speaking to the club’s YouTube channel after the game, Currie said: “It’s been a real tough period for us so it’s nice to get that winning feeling again.

“My problem of late is that we’ve probably played as individuals and we haven’t played as a team. Tonight, we played as a team.”

Following a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Barrow on Saturday, the hosts started the game on the front foot and took the lead midway through the half in some style.

Midfielder Jack Taylor picked up the ball 30 yards from goal and unleashed a rasping effort which flew in off the underside of the crossbar to score what will surely be Barnet’s goal of the season.

Fleet were sprung into life and levelled in the 36th minute as Stephen Obileye cut through the Barnet defence and fired past Scott Loach.

The Bees didn’t let their heads drop and were ahead again just before the break. After lovely build-up play, Akinola finished coolly into the far corner for his first goal since the start of October.

Barnet continued to dominate after the break but were pegged back for a second time just before the hour mark through Ugwu’s close-range finish.

Ebbsfleet were level for a just a minute as Akinola was played through one-on-one against Harry Palmer and he made no mistake for his second goal of the evening.

It was soon four as Walker got in on the act, twisting and turning past the Fleet defence and poking past Palmer to give the Bees some breathing space.

Akinola then completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute after a handball in the area to add some gloss to the scoreline.

On Akinola, Currie said: “When he started the season, he was working tirelessly for the team and that’s why he was getting his early rewards because he has six goals early on.

“I just felt that he stopped working hard. He’s got his rewards tonight and his performance was good as well.”

Barnet will be looking for back-to-back league victories when they are next in action against AFC Fylde at the Hive on Saturday 7th December live on BT Sport.