Barnet maintained their unbeaten away record with a difficult draw at Braintree. John AKINDE put the Bees ahead on 12 minutes heading in a Curtis Weston cross, but Braintree equalised through Jordan Cox just past the half hour.
Halifax's defeat of Alfreton cut Barnet's lead at the top to two points.
Barnet: Stack; Yiadom, Stephens, N,Gala, Muggleton (Luisma Villa 68); Nurse, (Vilhete 46) Weston, Togwell, Johnson (Gambin 46); Akinde, Hoskins.
Subs not used: Saville, Pavey