Anthony Jeffrey's first-half goal was enough to see Boreham Wood into the top seven of the National League on Tuesday night, with a 1-0 win over newly-promoted Sutton United.

The winger struck midway through the first-half at Meadow Park from a tight angle, after Wood had dominated the opening exchanges against their mid-table visitors.

Former Arsenal youngster Craig Eastmond came close to an equaliser before the break, but Grant Smith was equal to his effort.

Chris Dickson also came close after the break, but the Wood hung on to claim a fifth league win in eight.

Luke Garrard made a single enforced change after Saturday's win over Southport, with the injured Morgan Ferrier replaced by Jamie Lucas.

The hosts fired a first warning shot when Bruno Andrade's cross was wasted by a heavy touch from Lucas; had he controlled it better, they could easily have scored an early opener.

Dickson then could have done likewise from Craig McAllister's pull-back from a cross but inexplicably fired over.

It proved a mere blip in the host's first-half performance and they soon grabbed the opener, when Andrade's cross found Lucas, who headed on to Jeffrey at the back post.

He had time to take a touch, before slotting home the opener. 

Jeffrey continued his fine start to the evening when he cut inside his man from out wide, and forced Ross Worner into a fine save.

After Andrade had been forced off with injury the hosts' dominance dwindled, and Dickson again came close to opening Sutton's account but was again off target with his header.

Angelo Balanta, who had played so well against Southport, began to come into the game and set substitute Connor Clifford free, but his effort was blocked by a Sutton defender.

Jeffrey headed over before forcing another save from Worner, as the game entered its final stages.

But Wood were nearly dealt a blow in injury time as goalkeeper Grant Smith missed a routine ball forward, and Sutton's Bedsente Gomis picked up the loose ball.

His effort, fortunately, was blocked by Joe Devara, in the last meaningful chance of the night.

Boreham Wood: Smith, Nunn, Ilesanmi, Ricketts, Stephens, Devera, Davis (Paine), Balanta, Jeffrey (Woodards), Andrade (Clifford), Lucas.

Not used: Uchechi, Thomas.