An injury time equaliser from John Akinde maintained Barnet’s unbeaten start to the season as they drew 1-1 at home to Blackpool.
The striker's late goal cancelled out a strike from Mark Cullen midway through the first-half that had given the Seasiders the lead.
Manager Martin Allen heaped praise of his sides performance against a strong Blackpool side that provided a strong test for the Bee’s at The Hive.
He said: “It was a great ending to the game – I thought it was our best performance of the season to be fair. We played really well, but I thought that Blackpool were a good team too.
I thought that they put in a fantastic effort; they hit the post a couple of times and I think that we hit it a couple of times too. We played some really good football tonight, which is something that we’ve been looking to improve on.”
This game was Barnet’s fourth in ten days following their appearance in the EFL Cup and Allen was pleased with the team’s effort in a short space of time.
“It’s hard at the moment with four games in ten days – it isn’t easy for everyone to always be on top form. But we played some great football and we were unlucky not to go ahead. It’s a good result and a good point, what with us equalising so close to the end.
When you’ve got a group of players that are as conscientious, caring and hardworking as ours, I’m always proud of them. I’m always proud of them and the work that they do, because they are a good, honest bunch”
The draw follows the weekend’s victory over Accrington Stanley and an opening day draw away to Cambridge. Allen now takes his side to the Broadfield Stadium on Saturday to take on Crawley Town who sit above the Bee’s with two wins from their opening three league games.