Barnet remain bottom of League Two after a humbling defeat to Hertfordshire rivals Stevenage at Underhill this evening.

Though these two sides know each other well from their Conference days, this was their first meeting in the Football League.

And it was the league's newcomers who triumphed, thanks to two goals in five first-half minutes and a third late on.

Trailing 2-0 at the break, the Bees gave themselves too much to do in the second half on what was another disappointing evening for Mark Stimson's side.

The return of centre-back Grant Basey in the heart of the home defence was one of only a few plusses on the night.

Basey has been out injured and sorely missed.

Meanwhile, new signing Craig Dobson started on the bench, entering the fray midway through the second half.

Both sides had chances in the early stages and Barnet were looking good.

But, not for the first time this season, they shot themselves in the foot, conceding two goals within the space of five minutes.

Firstly, John Mousinho found the net with a long-range shot on 26 minutes, the goal coming against the run of play.

Five minutes later it was two, when Mark Roberts, making the most of poor marking, struck from close range following a free-kick.

There was no way back in the second half for Barnet, and Stevenage wrapped it up via a Mousinho penalty 13 minutes from time after Joe Devera had been penalised.

The Bees will look for some respite in the FA Cup this Saturday, when League One Charlton Athletic come to Underhill.