Darren Currie praised the quality of his side’s set-pieces after a corner led to their late winner of AFC Fylde on Saturday.

The Bees haven’t been known for scoring often form set-pieces and Currie has often been critical of his side’s inability to defend them, but Dan Sparkes’ delivery led to Simeon Akinola’s let winner and the boss couldn’t have been happier.

He told the club website: “It’s pleasing on a couple of accounts. I thought we were very good in the first half and with JT’s [Jack Taylor] chance after he scored, instead of squaring it he’s got enough quality about him to smash that in the goal and make it 2-0. At 2-0 I would have been more confident and comfortable with our half’s work.

“Then we allow them to get back in. In our point of view it’s a cheap free-kick to give away but Danny Rowe’s got that capability and he just hits it so hard, it’s past Loachy [Scott Loach] before he can get down on it.

“And then we score from a set-piece which is a rarity for us. I’ve got all my six-footers in the treatment room and then we end up scoring from a set-piece. It was a great ball. Sparksy, as he has proven, has got a wonderful left foot. I thought our quality from set-pieces was okay today. We kept putting it between the posts in dangerous areas and not getting on the end of it, but the one that counts right at the death is a great header. I think a win was a fair result for us today.”

The Bees head coach also singled out Jack Taylor for praise after he netted his eighth goal of the season from midfield and put in a sublime display in front of the BT Sport cameras.

He said: “Jack is a special player. I think he’s growing in confidence, I think he recognises how important he is to the team and he’s embracing that importance.

“I have to give a special mention to his brother [Harry] today as well. He dropped in on the right side of a three. I’m going to put him in goal one week and see how he gets on, I’m sure he’ll do well! He’s incredible, Harry.

“The plaudits will go to Jack because he’s getting goals regularly and impacting the game. Someone with his ability should constantly have an effect on the outcome of a football match.”

The win made it consecutive success for Barnet in the National League following their 5-2 thumping of Ebbsfleet United at the end of November, and Currie is keen to keep the momentum going.

He said: “I can tell them how good they are and make them feel good about themselves but once you cross that white line we all thrive on victories.

“We’ve had three games here now that we’ve won and I feel we’ve deserved to have won all three of them. That will breed confidence and even when we were on the back foot a little bit with a couple of iffy results, we’re constantly going to keep striving for a bit on consistency that will hopefully see us rise up the table.”