Barnet secured their passage into the third round of the FA Trophy with a 2-0 win over National League North side Farsley Celtic.

The Bees were held to a 1-1 draw in the original tie and were due to host the replay on January 14, but two separate postponements due to waterlogged pitches meant the game was not played until last night.

Dan Sparkes’ deflected free-kick but Barnet in front seven minutes into the second half, and Josh Walker continued his fine form with a late second to make it a more comfortable margin of victory.

Charlee Adams had Barnet’s first opportunity of the game, but his effort was well saved by Farsley keeper Elliott Wynne.

From that save, the visitors went on the counter attack, but after weaving his way through the defence, Tyler Walton could only shoot wide of the post.

Walker had the best chance of the half for either side when he was slipped in behind by Wes Fonguck, but after lifting his shot over Wynne, Jack Higgins got back to clear the ball off the line.

They did not have to wait for much of the second half to take the lead though, as Akinola was brought down on the edge of the area and Sparkes dispatched the free-kick expertly into the bottom corner.

The Bees kept up the pressure and they were rewarded with a second goal late on when Sparkes cut the ball back from the byline for Walker to tap home from five yards.

Success set up a third round tie at home to National League leaders Barrow on Saturday, February 8, while the Bees’ next game will be in the league at home to Hartlepool United this Saturday.