Barnet boss Mark Robson heaped praise on his team after they just failed to record their first win of the season at Southend.
Ricky Holmes and Jake Hyde gave the Bees a 2-0 lead at Roots Hall with 23 minutes of the match remaining. And, despite conceding goals to Freddy Eastwood and Kevan Hurst in the closing stages to draw 2-2, Robson was delighted by his side's display.
"I thought our overall performance was first class," said Robson, whose side could have snatched it when Jamal Lowe somehow fired an injury-time effort wide of the left post from inside the six-yard box.
"We looked like a real team out there and, although we rode our luck on the odd occasion in the first half, we created enough chances ourselves to cause Southend as many problems as they caused us.
"Of course it's disappointing to have not won and Jamal Lowe had a great chance right at the end. But he was outstanding out there and he will go on to score more than he will miss and I have to be pleased by how we played."