Head coach Dean Brennan was thrilled with Barnet’s performance in their 3-0 win over Altrincham and labelled it ‘outstanding’ at The Hive on Saturday, writes Tom Norton.

Danny Collinge’s early header put the Bees in a commanding position after just nine minutes before Zak Brunt continued his excellent goalscoring form with a sweeping finish just beyond the hour mark.

Striker Nicke Kabamba put the game to bed late on, tapping into an empty net to keep the home side top of the National League table.

And Brennan was keen to point out the dominance his side exhibited.

“I thought we were outstanding,” he told the club website.

“From minute one all the way through to minute 101, I thought we had a fantastic performance. We were relentless.

"I’ve been asking the players if we can be more relentless with our play. We had so many great opportunities.”

Brennan was also asked about the mentality of scoring more goals, which he is trying to instil in his players and the Bees boss made it clear that was exactly his intention.

“We have to. If we’re raising the bar this year then we’re going to have to do that,” he added.

“There’s a lot of expectation at the club now, so it had been raised. We’ve got to be able to manage that, and the players, so far, have done that 90 per cent of the time.

"I’d like us to be more ruthless as we missed some great chances.

“The great thing about football is that if you’re creating chances then you’re in a good place and eventually the floodgates will open.

"We’ve just got to make sure we stay focused, keep our guard up and respect the opposition."

Brennan then went on to suggest things have changed since last season and he now has a stronger group of players to work with to achieve what is expected at the club.

“We’ve got good enough players this year. I wouldn’t have done this to the group last year as I didn’t think we had a strong enough group,” he said.

“I’ve said that to them in pre-season. I’m going to be on you much firmer this year. I felt we were still developing the squad.

"This year, so far we’ve been the real deal, so can we sustain it? There’s 38 games to go. We know we’re going to have a tough time and we know that.”

The Bees make the long trip to Rochdale on Saturday, before hosting Aldershot Town on Tuesday as Brennan looks for his side to continue their fantastic start to the season.