Barnet head coach Edgar Davids was a happy man after watching his side stage a fine second-half comeback to draw 2-2 at Exeter in his first game in sole charge.

Joint-boss Mark Robson departed the club on Friday, handing complete control to former Holland international Davids, who saw his side trail 2-0 at half-time following goals by Danny Coles and Scot Bennett.

But after a shoulder injury forced Davids off midway through the second half, his replacement Jon Nurse pulled one back before Andy Iro bundled the last-gasp equaliser eight minutes into stoppage time.

"That was a good result," he said. "If it is 2-1 and with more pressure on the opponent, everything is possible. We were very lucky and if you look at the chances, we could have been 6-0 down at half-time and I am not exaggerating. They could have really killed us off. We were lucky it was only two.

"It is very good for our morale and for us in the league. There were some good things and I said the last time we won away that I didn't feel we played that well, so I was happy we turned it around. In the first half we played very badly and second half we stood up. Mentally, we really mixed them up and I am happy with that progression."

Exeter manager Paul Tisdale could not hide his frustration after watching his side throw away two valuable points at home.

"It sums up where we are at the moment," he said. "It was a tentative last 10 minutes. We ended up conceding very last gasp and it is terribly disappointing.

"I'm sure the referee had good reason to play eight minutes. I mean, there were injuries to Edgar Davids and Liam Sercombe, but I often watch replays of home games and we don't seem to get it. It seemed very generous, but there's nothing I can do to change it. I still expect us to defend well and see it out.

"We were terrific in the first half and we could easily have scored four or five. We had energy and the players did everything I asked them to do. Two-nil probably did a certain disservice.

"I could see we were getting deeper and didn't put pressure on the ball. Everyone could see that, but it's hard to affect that. Players have to be brave and get closer to the ball and be strong, but it's not always easy to do."