The Bees recorded a third win in as many matches – beating Hemel Hempstead Town 2-0 in a pre-season friendly at Vauxhall Road.
After an even start to proceedings, it was Hemel Hempstead who had the first big chance when an attacker found space in the area to cut back and fire high across goal to force Laurie Walker to tip it over the crossbar.
In the 34th minute Nicke Kabamba almost scored his third goal in as many games when he got on the end of Daniel Powell’s cross from the left, but the towering striker could only head wide.
Kabamba did continue his impressive start to pre-season shortly before the break though when he picked up the ball from outside the area and fired it low into the bottom left corner.
In the 68th minute Dean Brennan’s side doubled their lead after Antonis Vasiliou played the ball to Ephron Mason-Clark at the byline who crossed towards Jamar Loza at the back post to head home.
Seven minutes later Loza looked to return the favour after his cross from the left was met by Mason-Clark whose diving header went straight into the goalie’s gloves.
Mason-Clark proved to be lively for his side as the Bees went in search of a third goal, but after he was sent through on goal he could only strike against the onrushing ‘keeper.
In the 82nd minute Dean Brennan’s side almost found a third after Rob Hall played a pass to Mason-Clark on the edge of the area whose curling effort bounced just wide of the post – leaving the Bees to extend their winning run to three.
Bees first-half team: Laurie Walker, Sam Beard, Moussa Diarra, Michael Phillips, Ben Wynter, Dale Gorman, Harry Pritchard, Sam Granville, Daniel Powell, Nicke Kabamba, Louis Walsh. Subs: Trialist A, Trialist B.
Goals: Kabamba (39’).
Bees second-half team: Trialist E, Jerome Okimo, Trialist C, Trialist D, Jordan Thomas, Ryan De Havilland, Sean Shields, Rob Hall, Ephron Mason-Clark, Jamar Loza, Antonis Vasiliou. Subs: Trialist A, Trialist B.
Goals: Loza (68’).