Oppositions View - Mark Robson - Barnet.
It was the Bees' gaffer's first competitive game in charge and with having new players also to blood into the side, Birmingham City away would have proved to be a major task for the league two side.
But even though he saw his side go down 5-1, he took some positives from the game and was not downbeat at all.
Robson told reporters after the game: 'I was absolutely delighted with the way my team played.
'We were excellent and to be honest we could have gone in 3-1 at half-time instead of 1-1.
'Even in the second half we were quite good. The early goal didn't help and then Darren Ambrose scored a fantastic goal."
Robson pointed out that Blues were a cut above, he also noted that they lost two of the goals very late in the game and maybe a 3-1 score line would have been a much fairer end to the encounter.
He added: "That is the class Birmingham have. Their finishing was first class.
'Even at 3-1 I could have taken it on the chin. The only disappointment I had was the last 10 minutes.
'We caused our own problems and finished up losing 5-1 which was hardly a fair reflection on the game.
'There were lots of positives for me to take out of the game.'