Barnet head coach Dean Brennan was keen to praise his side’s ability to control proceedings after they cruised to a comprehensive 4-2 win over York City at the Community Stadium Leisure Complex on Tuesday.

Despite going 1-0 down in the sixth minute after a defensive error, as Dipo Akinyemi scored, the Bees bounced back in style through Harry Pritchard soon after.

And a flurry of second-half goals from Idris Kanu, Reece Hall-Johnson and Zak Brunt helped to secure the points after Barnet - held to a goalless draw at home by Halifax on Saturday - had largely dominated the midweek action.

“I thought we controlled the game for large parts of it, but to concede after six minutes was a bit naive of us," Brennan told the club website.

“They played it a little bit long and we didn’t have the right set-up defensively, so a little bit of naivety from our midfield as they ran off us and got down the side and it was a good finish by the lad, but all in all I thought we were very dominant.”

The Bees boss was also keen to point out his players’ excellent mental strength and how well they reacted to adversity after conceding such an early goal.

When asked about his side’s reaction to the early goal, Brennan gave an honest response.

“We are a good side and we’ve proved that over 12 games. We’ve proved that last year coming fifth in the division, yet we’re a stronger group that what we had last year," he added.

“We have got a good mentality. People may think I’m mad on the sideline but I have to be like that because we have some naïve players. It’s a young squad with young players, but they have to do the job I want them to do!”

Brennan went on to say that he was pleased with his side’s performance overall as they consolidated third place in the National League, despite the frustrations of conceding unnecessary goals once again away from home.

“We shouldn’t be conceding two goals here tonight,” he said.

“The way we controlled the game after conceding so early on with the four goals we scored, we should not be conceding – we should be extending our lead. I’m really frustrated with that.”

The Bees travel to Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday before hosting AFC Fylde at the Hive on Tuesday, as Brennan and his players look to extend their good start to their National League campaign.