On a day of new beginnings, it was fitting that the Blues finally got some just reward for a display filled with desire, pride and ambition.
Performances leading up to Neil Young's departure had given reason to be optimistic but the former boss lacked that little bit of good fortune needed to turn promise into points.
With Young now gone, it was his replacement Steve Burr who took his place in the dugout despite having only been confirmed as the Blues' new manager three hours before kick-off.
Introduced to the crowd pre-game, the 54-year-old was welcomed with understandable zeal having accepted the challenge of keeping the club in the Skrill Premier and this was the perfect start.
Three weeks had passed since the Blues' last played but there was only one change from the 1-1 draw with Gateshead with Kevin McIntyre replacing Joe Heath at left back.
Ross Killock and George Miller kept their places having returned on loan from Leeds United and Accrington Stanley respectively and John Rooney started on the right wing after completing a permanent switch from Bury.
Both sides struggled to find any fluency in the opening 15 minutes with no chances of note as Burr's reign began with more a whimper than a bang.
It was the hosts who mustered the first real shot on goal on the 20 minute mark when Jamie Reed controlled Lewis Turner's lobbed pass on his chest but his volley from the edge of the box flew over the bar.
Spanish midfielder Luisma Villa then tried his luck from distance for the visitors but his curling effort did not pose too much of a problem for home keeper John Danby.
Dangerman Jake Hyde looked to have put Barnet ahead on 28 minutes, tapping home a Keanu Marsh-Brown cross from close range but his strike was ruled out for offside.
Rooney went close for the Blues on 33 minutes as he sent a free kick into the side netting and two minutes later he brought an uncomfortable-looking save out of Bees keeper Nicky Jupp from another set piece.
With the hosts pressing, the first goal of the Steve Burr era soon arrived albeit in unexpected fashion. Right back Turner sent over a low cross from way out and the ball took a deflection before rolling straight into the bottom corner.
Barnet were back on level terms almost immediately with Hyde twice going close in quick succession. His first effort saw him poke wide from six yards out under heavy pressure from George Horan before he sent a tame volley into the clutches of Danby.
Burr's men rode the storm and almost caught the visitors out on the stroke of half time but Tom Peers' counter attack was cynically halted. Villa deservedly picked up the game's first yellow card for literally pulling the teenage striker's shorts down as he broke, ensuring the Blues led 1-0 at the interval.
With rain beginning to fall, it was the visitors who came out the stronger after the restart and Danby got down well to hold on to a low drive from Villa early in the second period.
With skipper George Horan and Killock in solid form, Chester began to work themselves back into the game with Rooney sending a dipping drive just wide from 35 yards but the visitors were soon back on the front foot.
For all the Bees' possession and pressure, the Londoners were unable to create any clear goalscoring opportunities and the home side came close to a second when Barnet substitute Luke Gamblin almost headed into his own net as he attempted to clear Rooney's corner.
With the game entering its final stages, the visitors continued to enjoy more of the ball and pressed hard but the Blues refused to buckle, hustling and harrying away.
As has been so often the case this season, hard work will only get you so far and the pressure eventually told as the visitors drew level on 83 minutes. Substitute Harry Crawford found space on the right and floated the ball into the six yard box where Hyde headed home.
There was a horrible familiarity about the equaliser and the home fans could have been forgiven for fearing a day that started so positively would end in disappointment. But there was to be a twist to this tale and it arrived instantly as the Blues went on the attack straight from the restart.
Turner raced down the right and linked up with Rooney before firing a teasing low cross that was begging to be slotted home. Enter Jamie Reed, criticised for his lack of goals this season but a player whose hard work is often overlooked, to slide the ball into the net and spark wild celebrations.
With wins in short supply this season, there was still time for plenty of nervous moments before the end as the visitors pushed hard but with Horan and Killock impregnable there was to be no unhappy ending this time around.
Chester FC: Danby, Turner, Horan, Killock, McIntyre, Menagh (Lindfield 68), Jarrett, Miller, Rooney, Peers (Mahon 78), Reed (Heath 85)
Subs: Fearon, Kay.
Goals: Turner 34, Reed 84.
Booked: Horan, Reed.
Barnet: Jupp, Yiadom (Acheampong 80), Johnson, Saville, Stephens, Weston, Byrne, Cadogan (Gambin 61), Villa (Crawford 61), Marsh-Brown, Hyde.
Subs: Abdulla, Barnes.
Goals: Hyde 83.
Referee: Wayne Barratt (Bromsgrove)