Northampton Town's youth team travelled to Barnet on Saturday for their latest EFL Youth Alliance fixture.
The Cobblers won the game 3-2 but coach Jon Brady felt his side were far from at their best. Ethan Johnston (2) and Caleb Chukwuemeka scored the Cobblers goals.
"We weren't at our best but we found a way to win the game," he said.
"Our overall performance was a bit below par and I know the boys can play a lot better. We got the win which is pleasing but there are areas we need to work on and improve."