Despite a late winner at fierce rivals Boreham Wood on Saturday, Barnet boss Dean Brennan had some reservations about how sustainable his side’s performances have become in recent weeks, writes Tom Norton.

Adebola Oluwu’s 77th-minute winner snatched all three points at Meadow Park after a derby match the away side largely dominated.

But Brennan admitted he had mixed emotions after the victory.

“Yeah look. I’m delighted with the result first and foremost. That’s obviously the key to the business, you have to win football matches, but I fear for our dominance,” Brennan told the club website.

“We’ve been like that in six of our seven games, and we scored from a corner to win the game but we’ve dominated possession.

"I’m not trying to be overly critical of the players but from a coach’s point of view I think we’ve got six out of seven games right tactically, but we need to create more chances”.

When asked about the Bees dominance of territory in their rivals’ half, Brennan gave a pointed response, seemingly looking to motivate his players to be more clinical in the final third.

“Yeah like I say, from open play we got in so many good areas, and I know Boreham Wood defend deep," he added.

"We want to have a successful season, not like last season because that wasn’t success,” said Brennan, bullishly, after their play-off semi-final defeat.

“I’m questioning – can we do that? We should have won today by definitely two clear goals, if not three so we need to get to that point.”

The win left Bees at the top of the National League table, level on points with Chesterfield with just a single goal separating the two clubs in the goal difference tally.

And Brennan wanted to reaffirm that he’s not going to let his players get ahead of themselves.

“Yeah expectations are high, I think we’re only plus six. We should be in my opinion plus 13 or 14,” he added.

“I’m not being critical of them, I said that the bar is going to get raised. I wouldn’t put that pressure on them if I didn’t think they could handle it.

"It’s the same for me, so we’ve all got to handle it together, we’ve all got to keep sticking together!”

The Bees now face struggling Altrincham at the Hive on Saturday, in what looks to be another great opportunity to showcase their dominance against a side who have failed to convince so far this campaign.