Barnet boss Dean Brennan reacted to his side’s 2-0 victory at Bromley by describing the team performance as ‘ok’ on Saturday.

Despite his admittance of what looked like a handball offence just seconds before Danny Collinge’s opener, Brennan felt his side were worthy of the victory.

“Without being at our best, and without being at our cleanest – I thought we deserved to win the game," he told the club's media team.

“We had a little bit of luck with the first goal. There’s a handball I’ve just seen on the TV so from our point of view, I thought we played ok.”

Brennan’s side have netted five goals in their first two fixtures, something they struggled to achieve towards the business end of last season and in the play-offs when they came up against Boreham Wood in a frustrating end.

And Brennan also pointed to his side’s ability to maintain control of the game, adding: “I can’t really remember them having a glorious chance. They hit the crossbar from 40 yards, but that was sort of their best chance. All in all – really good victory.”

The Barnet boss also commented on Collinge’s new approach after speaking with the midfielder in pre-season, trying to encourage him to get into more goalscoring positions.

“The greatest thing with Danny is if you tell him to do something he does it," addedd Brennan.

“The amount of work we did Tuesday, he was still out doing his extras. He’s a real leader – he’s turning into a real leader and we’ve got several of them now."

A first clean sheet of the season was also a welcome boost for Brennan and his side after five competitive matches without one.

“Clean sheets bring you success. Usually the team who has the most clean sheets in the division will be up there come the end of the season,” said Brennan.

“It’s something I harp on about all the time. When I’ve won a couple of titles as a manager which I did at Hemel and Wealdstone, we had unbelievable clean sheet records.

"I know we play exciting football and on the front foot, but everyone’s involved in clean sheets."

The Bees now travel to Eastleigh ahead of their first midweek match of the season on Tuesday night with Brennan eyeing another win to continue his side’s excellent start to the National League season.