Barnet boss Dean Brennan was delighted with the performance of his players after the Bees came from behind to snatch a late draw in their FA Cup second-round tie at Newport County on Saturday.

Danny Collinge’s 89th-minute header secured a replay for Brennan’s side after Newport had taken the lead just before half -ime, meaning the pair with face off again at the Hive next Tuesday.

“I thought we were outstanding. I have to be honest and say I didn’t think we deserved to be one-nil down at half-time,” Brennan told the club website.

“I watched the goal back at half-time and he’s two-yard offside from the initial ball they’ve hit. The lad on the right-hand side is two yards offside, so a really poor decision from the officials. Idris (Kanu) was constantly fouled the whole game.

“Jacob [Miles] is a good referee and I thought he managed the game better in the second half, but from my point of view to stop the rot [after four successive losses] was so important.

"The kick in the teeth we had last week [when Wealdstone scored an injury-time winner], now we’ve managed to do that ourselves and flip it around.”

After losing their last four matches, the Bees were staring down the barrel of being dumped out of the FA Cup but Brennan pointed to the resilience his team showed to put their miseries behind them.

“We’ve got character. We’ve got togetherness and we’ve got belief," he added.

“We didn’t come here and hoof it. We showed bravery, we showed courage. We moved the ball through midfield really well.

"I thought Danny Collinge was absolutely immense and I thought he was the standout player on the pitch. He led by example and he’s a real leader. He’s got captain written all over him. So, I thought he was outstanding.

"The biggest thing for the team was to stop the rot and show that character. We’ve lost the last four second halves, and today we managed to win one. I spoke about that at half-time, so little details and targets for our team – bit by bit we’ll improve.”

Brennan and his side will now look to welcome FA Cup giantkillers Maidstone United - who knocked out Barrow - to north London for an important FA Trophy clash before their replay with Newport, as they look to continue their recovery from what has been a turbulent period for the club.