Barnet caretaker manager Giuliano Grazioli was brimming with pride after his side claimed a shock 4-2 win over play-off-chasing Gillingham.
Izale McLeod was the hat-trick hero despite also missing a penalty as the Bees moved to within one point of safety.
The visitors took the lead through Mark Byrne before Andrew Barcham levelled. But then McLeod took over to grab a treble, ensuring Barcham's second was only a consolation.
Grazioli said: "I'm so proud of my players. As the away team I thought we did great.
"Lawrie Sanchez came in and has given us some experience, he said he might sit up in the stands but he was down there on the touchline and he has helped everyone.
"I thought there was a great work ethic. I said at half-time, to come in there at the break leading we just went on from there."