Darren Currie praised Barnet’s “character” after Jack Taylor’s second half goal earned them a 1-1 draw at home to FC Halifax Town on Saturday.

Halifax led through Jack Redshaw’s first-half strike but Taylor tapped home an equaliser on 57 minutes after the Bees had continuously been knocking on the door.

Speaking after the game, Currie said: “[It was] a poor goal to concede. We gave the ball away cheap in their half and then we’ve got to deal with that cross better in all fairness. We went behind when I felt we had a good foothold in the game. We had some good opportunities, Simeon [Akinola] in particular, Jack Barham in the first minute of the game.

“We found ourselves behind but in the second half we showed real good character to get back in the game and I felt like with a touch more quality in the final third we should have really gone on and won the game.”

Currie made two half-time changes with the introductions of Ephron Mason-Clarke and Mauro Vilhete for Cheye Alexander and Barham, and it paid off with the former providing the assist for Taylor’s goal.

The boss praised the impact that the pair had on the game and the contributions they made to the team.

He said: “Ephron is a powerful boy. He gets hold of it, gets at people, asks questions of defenders. He was putting a few balls into the box, playing up there and he contributed to the equaliser.

“Mauro can defend, he can do a job defensively, but where I felt their wingbacks were not really threatening us going forward, they were more sitting in, I felt like I needed someone to get at their wingback rather than fullback v fullback.

“I thought they both contributed to a better second half. They helped us get back in the game and were part of a team that I felt should have gone on and won the game.”

Barnet had plenty of chances to win the game and to take the lead before Halifax struck, and although Currie acknowledged that they were perhaps unfortunate in front of goal on the day, he still wants to see better performances in the final third.

He said: “[We were] maybe a little unfortunate. I still want us to be better in the final third, for all of our approach play.

“We got up in and around their box quite well and quite comfortably but then our crossing wasn’t right and we weren’t taking opportunities to shoot and when balls were flying across the goal we weren’t getting on the end of it.”

Despite taking the positives from the display, the boss was ultimately left disappointed with the result and felt as though it was two points dropped rather than one gained.

He said: “They were a little bit of a threat on the counter attack with how they play. They have one or two players in attacking areas that are useful. Having said that, I think we limited them to not too many opportunities.

“But I feel a bit disappointed that in the last three games we’ve had opportunities to win the game. There’s some times where you get the draw and you go ‘I’m happy enough with that point’ but in all fairness, on the balance of play today, I feel like it’s two dropped.”