Barnet boss Darren Currie felt that his side looked “too comfortable” once they went 2-0 up in their FA Trophy win over Weymouth.

Two early strikes from Josh Walker had the Bees in control after just 12 minutes, but once a stunning goal from Jake McCarthy swiftly reduced the arrears, Barnet struggled to get going again.

Currie felt that in that short period where they had a two-goal lead, his side bordered on arrogance rather than confidence against their National League South opponents, and he feels that why they struggled to find more goals in the game.

Speaking to the club website, he said: “The way we started the game, impose dour system and our game plan on them, and looked a real threat going forward, very pleasing to get the two goals that we got because it’s stuff that we work on. The positional side of the two goals was really pleasing.

“Cheye Alexander can take some credit for his part that he played from a positional point of view. Although he never touched the ball, it contributed massively and it’s nice that stuff we’ve been talking about has played out and led to the two goals.

“I just spoke to them in there. It’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance and at 2-0 I think we started to look a little bit too comfortable. We started to play with a little bit too much swag. We’ve counter-attacked at speed, we’ve played with an intensity that I’ve enjoyed and at 2-0 in just looked like we took our foot off the gas a little bit and said ‘job’s done now’”.

The win takes Barnet’s winning sequence to three games in all competitions, and Currie feels that a good run in this competition can help maintain his side’s respectable league form as well.

He said: “It’s about winning games. That’s now three in a row, that’s going to breed confidence, whether it be cup or league games. Each time you win, you get a little bit more belief in what you’re doing. I just hope three becomes four, four becomes five and we move on.

“As we all know, when you play football and you win games, it gives you confidence. What’s nice is there’s a nice flow about us at the minute. We’re getting goals, goals win you games, and where I’ve been critical in recent weeks of having opportunities but not being clinical enough, at this moment in time we’ve been quite clinical, but I want us to be more.”

A brace from striker Walker continued his good form in front of goal, and Currie is pleased by the youngster’s good spell.

He said: “He’s a still a young man that is learning his trade. It’s his first time at this level and I thought his all-round game was good today. What I talk to my forwards about is playing well and scoring a goal, or not playing so well and scoring a goal, and what you don’t want to do is not score and not play well, because then you find yourself out of the team.

“With him and Simeon [Akinola] at the minute, the first two things they’re doing pretty well at the moment. They’re impacting the game with goals or performances."