Darren Currie felt Barnet’s performance against Farsley Celtic was “nowhere near our capabilities” but was happy to get the “job done” in their FA Trophy second round replay win.

Dan Sparkes and Josh Walker got the goals to set up a third round tie with Barrow, but the Bees made hard work of the tie against their National League North opposition.

Speaking to the club website, Currie said: “Job done, that’s about it tonight for me. Our standards are higher than that.

“They came here and played 5-4-1, got behind the ball early to try and stay in the game as long as they could. I understand the game plan, but we moved the ball so slowly. It was ponderous in the first half, it was nowhere near our capabilities.

“For a 10 minute spell at the start of the second half, there looked like there was a bit more urgency about what we were trying to do and then we got the goal. For the last 10 minutes or so once we’d got the second goal, they were just slinging balls to try and get back in it. They had one or two possibilities but it is only job done tonight, our standards are better than that.”

One of the standout performances for Barnet came from Sparkes, and that was something that Currie recognised in his praise.

He said: “We spoke to them at half-time about Mauro [Vilhete] and Sparksy being higher up because I wanted my wing backs to be as high as possible, to get themselves in one-v-one areas. Sparksy was playing too deep in the first half and Mauro was too narrow.

“For the start of the second half our shape was better. I’m pleased for Sparksy. They both came into the team tonight and contributed to a victory, but Sparksy in particular with a goal and an assist.”