Barnet 0-4 FC Halifax Town

Halifax's Lee Gregory

Scott Spencer's brace saw Halifax return to the play-off places after an easy win over inconsistent Barnet.

The Shaymen took the lead after six minutes as Spencer turned in a parry from Bees keeper Graham Stack, who had initially saved Lee Gregory's effort.

Gregory grabbed his 100th goal for Halifax to put the away side two goals up, heading in Chris Smith's flick.

Spencer's thumping finish made it three before the break before Lois Maynard fired home early on in the second half.

The victory saw Halifax leapfrog Braintree, who had earlier denied league leaders Luton promotion with a 3-2 win at Kenilworth Road, back into sixth place with a two-point cushion.

Barnet's chances of reaching the play-offs slimmed even further, with the Bees five points off the pace with only three more games left to play.