It was a good night for Boreham Wood as they returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win at Braintree.
They quickly put to bed the disappointing result and performance from Saturday against Wrexham, and came out the blocks quickly before deservedly taking the lead through fit again Morgan Ferrier.
Braintree responded well after the break and began creating chances of their own, and got their rewards when ex-Wood academy player Simeon Akinola volleyed past Grant Smith after neat work from Oli Muldoon.
But it was Ferrier that was the star of the show as the frontman bagged his seventh goal in seven starts, first powering past Ian Gayle before slotting beyond Will Puddy.
Luke Garrard made two changes from the side that lost at Wrexham on Saturday. In came fit again duo Ferrier and Mark Ricketts with Anthony Jeffrey and Aaron Kuhl making way.
Wood set the tempo of the game from the first whistle as Angelo Balanta played the ball out wide to Femi Ilesanmi who put in a crisp cross which Kenny Davis headed wide.
Then Ferrier picked the ball up on the edge of the box jinged past two Braintree defenders unleashing a shot which cannoned back off the cross bar with Puddy well beaten.
With the Wood seeing plenty of the ball in the wide areas, Angelo Balanta put in a deep cross to the back post. Bruno Andrade got his head to it and at the second attempt made Puddy save well low down to his left.
It was a normal sight for Wood supporters as Conor Clifford went into the referee’s notebook early on, which looked harsh considering he won the ball; though the referee indicated it was his follow-through which saw him punished.
Femi Ilesanmi got forward at every opportunity and whipped in another great delivery. Kenny Davis, at the back post, headed it towards goal and Morgan Ferrier got in front of his man to give Wood the lead.
Braintree Town’s first effort came from a long throw in from the right. Jack Midson won the flick on and Chez Issac, on his weaker left foot, shot over the bar.
Braintree were then forced to make a change just before half time. Jack Cowgill fouled Angelo Balanta after Balanta had nicked the ball past him, with the Iron defender coming off worse, and he was replaced by Ian Gayle.
Grant Smith was called into action for the first time when a ball across goal was met by Akinola with his effort heading goalwards until Smith was able to get down and block his effort.
Luke Garrard was forced to make a substitution himself at half time, with Danny Woodards coming on for Joe Devera, who took a blow to the head just before the break.
Woodards was called into action early with Simeon Akinola heading towards goal. It had to be a perfectly timed tackle from the Wood man, who put the ball out for a corner.
A long throw in from the left fell kindly to Oli Muldoon 25 yards from goal who saw his shot cannon into Mark Ricketts and out for a corner.
Muldoon then picked up the loose ball and battled past Conor Clifford to put a ball into the box for Simeon Akinola, who made no mistake volleying past Smith to give Braintree Town a well-deserved equaliser.
Smith had to be alert again Muldoon striking from distance with the Wood stopper at full stretch to tip the ball round the post.
It was the man in form for the Wood, Ferrier, who inspired his side to victory. After Braintree lost possession to Balanta he played a cute ball down the left for Ferrier. A driving run down the left followed from the powerful striker who burst into the box firing past Puddy.
With time running out, Ricketts then committed a foul 30 yards from goal. A beautifully flighted ball into the box evaded everyone but Akinola at the back post. His snap shot was well saved on the line from Smith.
Smith was called into action again in the dying moments of added time at the end of the ninety.
A stray pass from Conor Clifford allowed one final long throw into the box. The loose ball fell kindly to Akinola but the young Wood keeper was alert to keep the ball out and give his side the three points.
Boreham Wood: Smith, Nunn, Ricketts, Paine, Davis, Andrade (Uchechi), Ferrier (Jeffrey), Ilesanmi, Clifford, Balanta, Devera (Woodards).
Substitutes: Woodards, Lucas, Uchechi, Moke, Jeffrey.