Barnet got back to winning ways in the National League after a 1-0 win away at bottom side Chorley.

The Bees’ last league match at home to Harrogate Town was abandoned at half-time with the score at 1-1, while the previous match saw their 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions come to an end at Solihull Moors.

However, Paul McCallum’s goal after just two minutes was enough for Darren Currie’s side to edge past their relegation-threatened hosts, thus moving themselves to within two points of the play-off spots.

Currie named an unchanged line-up to the one that started the abandoned fixture against Harrogate, while there were also no changes to the bench.

Barnet got off to the perfect start with only two minutes played as Simeon Akinola burst into the box and saw hit low effort saved by Matt Urwin, but McCallum followed in brilliantly to slide home the opener.

Urwin was being kept busy in a fast start from the visitors, saving well from Dan Sweeney after the ball had flicked up to him and also saving from Akinola after he had flicked on James Dunne’s free-kick.

Chorley rarely threatened in the first half, coming closest when Callum Reynolds was forced to turn behind a teasing delivery from Alex Newby.

Home stopper Urwin continued to be tested in the second half and he produced the save of the game shortly after the restart, tipping Akinola’s thunderous free-kick onto the underside of the bar before the ball was scrambled away.

McCallum could have doubled his tally when he got on the end of Mauro Vilhete’s cross, but the header went narrowly over the crossbar.

Bees keeper Scott Loach remained untroubled in the closing stages as Barnet saw out a professional win and continued their march towards the play-offs.

Next up for Barnet in the visit of Dagenham & Redbridge to the Hive tomorrow night, kicking off at 7.45pm.