Barnet boss Dean Brennan praised his side for a 'top performance' in their 2-0 win at Eastleigh in midweek.

Bees stretched their unbeaten run to nine games after Ryan De Havilland tapped home Marvin Armstrong's cross just before the break and Ben Wynter headed home from a corner midway through the second half.

The win consolidated their hold on fifth place and they head to lowly Scunthorpe on Friday looking to maintain momentum.

"It's the winter months, it's gritty, it probably wasn't the prettiest game," Brennan told the club website.

"I've said all along to the squad, you're all going to be needed at different stages, and to be fair to the boys I thought we defended excellently, we limited them especially second half to very minimal chances, and we created several ourselves.

"We just showed a different way to play and that's what it takes. It's the end of January, I think we've gone three months unbeaten.

"These are a very good side, a good, experienced manager, well organised. But from our point of view, a top, top performance."

Nicke Kabamba's hat-trick had led Bees to a 3-0 home win over Chesterfield on Saturday and Brennan was delighted to follow that with another three points.

"To back up what we did on Saturday shows the togetherness we have and our supporters drove us forward at different times," he added.

"When it was 1-0 we had a bombardment of corners we didn't clear the ball properly but we dealt with it in the end.

"Everyone to a man stood up and showed what they're all about, showed the love they have for the club and that creative and winning spirit, which was huge."

Brennan was also pleased with a third successive clean sheet, with his side having now conceded only three times in eight games.

And he is hoping for more success on Friday, adding: "Clean sheets bring you success, that's the backbone of any team's success and we've managed to get another one which is excellent.

"I hope the supporters enjoy the ride home because I know it's very difficult to get out on Tuesday nights around the M25 and M3.

"We really appreciate their positive support. They've been outstanding this season and we're really giving them something to sing about now.

"There's 20 league games left to go, one in the Trophy, we continue to take it one game at a time and hopefully we'll see the guys again up at Scunny on Friday night.

"That's not going to be an easy game. Keep sticking together, keep with us and hopefully we can bring more success."