Barnet’s quickfire trio of goals made their FA Trophy win over Barrow look “more comfortable” than it was, according to boss Darren Currie.

The Bluebirds, currently top of the National League, were the better side in the opening half but three goals in eight second-half minutes from the Bees completely killed them off.

Currie felt that his side improved greatly in the second period and the goals gave his side a lot of confidence in the closing stages of the game.

Speaking to the club website, he said: “To say that we were 11 unbeaten and playing with no confidence, it’s a strange one to put your finger on.

“Whatever it was, we just weren’t at the races in the first half but the confidence came back in the second half. We had a word at half-time and corrected one or two things but a lot of what we did in the second half just came from a bit more urgency about what we were trying to do.

“Getting two goals so close together was a real boost, it gave us a lift and it allows you to have that confidence play out in your performance and we made it look quite comfortable, although we know at half-time it wasn’t comfortable.”

Barnet will discover their opponents for the quarter-final later today, with fellow National League sides Harrogate Town, AFC Fylde and Notts County all in the mix.