With the 2014-15 campaign having come to a close, The Chronicle's Jim Green has selected his Vanarama Conference team of the season.
Based on performances against Chester FC, the team includes leading scorer John Akinde, whose 31 goals helped Barnet to the championship, and a host of England C internationals.
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Goalkeeper: Rhys Taylor (Macclesfield Town)
An ever-present for over-achieving Macc and a major factor in the Silkmen's impressive campaign. He shone in both meetings with the Blues, particularly at Moss Rose where the 25-year-old made a string of saves, including a stunning stop to keep out a Sean McConville penalty.
Right back: Andy Yiadom (Barnet)
It took just four minutes of the season for the attacking right-back to find the net as he got the ball rolling in Barnet's 5-0 mauling of the Blues on the opening afternoon. A key man for the champions, the 23-year-old Londoner was a real threat going forward without neglecting his defensive responsibilities.
Defender: Carl Magnay (Grimsby Town)
Standout performer in the division's second tightest defence. Although most comfortable in the middle, the 26-year-old has operated across the back four this season with equal aplomb. Bristol Rovers' 23-year-old Tom Parkes wasn't far behind.
Centre back: Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town)
His contract at The Shay has expired and he looks bound for the Football League having almost joined Birmingham City in January. The 24-year-old, who possesses a missile-like long throw, was excellent when Neil Aspin's side triumphed 3-1 at the Swansway in August. Strong, vocal and powerful in the air: the Shaymen will miss him.
Left back: Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers)
The 24-year-old full-back stuck with Rovers following relegation and has been a cut above this season, catching the eye in both appearances against Chester. His form earned him England C recognition and the left-footer should be back in the Football League before too long, whether with the Gas or someone else.
Right midfield: Adam Dawson (Nuneaton Town and Bristol Rovers)
Lined up against Chester for two clubs during successful loan spells with Nuneaton and Bristol, and gave Gareth Roberts a rough afternoon on both occasions. The 23-year-old Leicester City winger is quick and direct, and finds the target with his crosses, claiming two assists as he helped defeat the Blues twice.
Central midfield: Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers)
Established himself as one the division's top midfielders over the past couple of seasons and showed his quality as his side took the maximum six points from Chester. An assured and effective playmaker, the 25-year-old edges out his equally talented brother, Stuart, for a place in our team of the season.
Central midfield: Jai Reason (Eastleigh)
Reason made a telling contribution in both games as Eastleigh recorded the double over the Blues. Given a free role, he switched from the middle to the flanks and had a hand in all four goals Chester conceded to the Spitfires. The 25-year-old finished the season with 10 league goals and 14 assists, the highest in the league alongside Torquay's Luke Young. An honourable mention for Woking's Josh Payne, who deserves another shot in the Football League.
Left midfield: Lee Cook (Barnet)
His pedigree suggested he'd be a dangerous operator at this level and he lived up to that billing. The 32-year-old winger scored twice as the Bees ran riot at Chester in the first game of the season and set one up in the 3-0 win at The Hive before losing his place in the Bees squad towards the end of the campaign.
Centre forward: Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers)
Parkin proved a real handful for defences, ending the season with 25 league goals, but Chester's backline had more trouble than most with 'The Beast'. The 33-year-old scored three times against the Blues and bullied them n the 4-1 win at the Swansway in the same manner an ultra competitive dad might dominate his lads in a game of knock-out.
Centre forward: John Akinde (Barnet)
Prior to this season, Akinde was a cause of frustration for his managers, never making full use of his talent or physical attributes. That changed this season as the 25-year-old topped the scoring charts with 31 goals and fired the Bees back into the Football League. He was too big and too strong for the Blues in both games.