Barney netted 17 goals in 17 games last season, beating the previous Barclays Premiership Reserve League South record set by Willem Korsten in season 2000-01.
The 21-year-old has certainly picked up where he left off though - having already netted 10 goals in ten starts this term, with six in his last three.
"It is a good little run for me at the moment so hopefully I will keep it going," reflected the striker after hitting two against Portsmouth last time out.
"I suppose it is confidence but I am getting chances at the moment. I could have had another one or two but it is going well."
Such is the belief in his own ability of the Romford-born player at the moment, he is managing to get shots away and score goals from battles with defenders he is very much second favourite to succeed in - his first goals against Crystal Palace and Portsmouth proving cases in point.
"It is true and, like you say, I am riding high with confidence and I'm not scared to try anything.
"If I'm not the favourite to win a battle I make sure I give it my best to try and win it. It is going well.
"I did wonder whether I would be able to match or top last season's total, to be honest. With 17 goals last season it was my best for a long time and it is always harder the next season. It is going okay at the moment and hopefully I can break that record."
With the goals now flowing freely, Lee must wonder if spending his formative years at the club playing as a second striker linking up attack and midfield utilised his talents to the maximum. His workrate was extremely high at the time, but goal output moderate.
"It's true, I am a bit more lazy - or should I say selfish - and try and get in the box more rather than linking up. It is paying off though.
"I'm still waiting to get involved with the first team and, if I keep going, hopefully my chance will come."
Lee Barnard admitted he did harbour a little concern in the summer over whether he would be able to repeat or better his Club record goal output for the reserves this season.