Jack Taylor’s second half goal secured a home point for Barnet as they drew 1-1 against FC Halifax Town.

Halifax took the lead through Jack Redshaw after 24 minutes, but the Bees fought back after the interval and shared the spoils when Taylor converted Ephron Mason-Clarke’s cross.

Sam Johnson was the busier of the two goalkeepers early on as he was twice called into action, firstly thwarting Jack Barham and then tipping Taylor’s drive from distance onto the crossbar.

However, it was Halifax that took the lead when Jeff King’s cross to the far post was fired home by an unmarked Redshaw.

Simeon Akinola had a glorious chance to level the game before the break but he nodded over after Johnson had misjudged Cheye Alexander’s cross.

Callum Reynolds was also off target shortly after the restart, but Barnet did level in the 58th minute when Mason-Clarke’s low ball across the six-yard box was prodded home by Taylor.

Neither side could find a winner and the gap between Barnet and the play-off places is not extended to five points.

Next up for the Bees is the long trip north to face Farsley Celtic in the second round of the FA Trophy this Saturday.