Barnet restored some pride after their humiliating FA Trophy defeat to Halesowen Town last weekend as they drew 2-2 at home to their in-form near neighbours Boreham Wood.

Callum Reynolds’ thunderbolt put the Bees in front before two goals in 12 second half minutes from Kane Smith and Tyrone Marsh turned things around for Wood, but Paul McCallum’s excellent start to life in North London following his loan from Solihull Moors continued as he levelled proceedings with 11 minutes to go.

McCallum returned to the starting 11 alongside Charlee Adams, Dan Sparkes and Harry Taylor in place of Josh Walker, James Dunne, David Tutonda and Mauro Vilhete, while Medy Elito was fit enough to return to the bench.

Wood, meanwhile, made one change from the weekend draw with Hartlepool United as David Stephens came in for Portsmouth loanee Adam May.

Barnet were quick out the blocks and could have gone ahead in the early stages through McCallum, but they were indebted to goalkeeper Scott Loach, who was making his 150th consecutive appearance, minutes later as he was quick to smother a Wood effort following Ricardo Santos’ poor back header.

The fast start from the hosts was rewarded on 12 minutes though as the away side failed to properly deal with a corner, and Reynolds crashed the ball back into the top corner to break the deadlock.

Wood created chances of their own in the opening period, but Loach did well to save from Tyrone Marsh’s low effort and he was also off his line swiftly to deny the visitors again shortly after.

After Barnet had made the better start to the first half, the roles were reversed in the second as Wood came out firing on all cylinders, and after Sorba Thomas had an effort blocked by Santos, they levelled the game on the hour mark when Smith finished the rebound after his initial effort had been stopped by Loach.

Luke Garrard’s side continued to attack and they flipped the game on its head on 72 minutes when Marsh got on the end of a bouncing loose ball in the Bees penalty area and rattled home.

Barnet responded well to the setback and they set up an interesting final 10 minutes when Cheye Alexander got to the byline and cut the ball back for McCallum and he squeezed an effort past Nathan Ashmore.

Both sides had chances in the closing stages, with Wood going close through Matt Rhead’s header that was kept out by Loach and Barnet missing the target through McCallum’s powerful header.

A winner was to elude both sides though and they were forced to settle for a point.

Next up for the Bees is a trip to Stockport County this weekend, while Boreham Wood are also on their travels as they visit Maidenhead United.