Boreham Wood got back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory at Torquay on Saturday, their first in five league games, to stay in the top half of the National League South table.

Luke Garrard's side nearly fell behind before the break when Torquay defender Sam Chaney struck the post from close range.

But they hung on, and took the lead just after the hour mark when Bruno Andrade picked up Angelo Balanta's pass and ran the length of the hosts' half to score.

Torquay mounted late pressure but could not find a leveller, giving the Wood a dogged three points at Plainmoor.

Andrade was one of two changes to Garrard's line-up, with new loan siging Jason Williams also entering the fray, meaning Ben Nunn dropped to the bench, while Morgan Ferrier missed out with injury.

Andrade and Anthony Jeffrey were in fine forn early on and the former's cross for Balanta found the former QPR man, but his back-post header lacked power.

Joe Devera nearly volleyed them in front from a corner but Torquay's Courtney Richards deflected it away, before Williams too went close with a flicked effort.

A topsy-turvy first period ended with the hosts' Aman Verma stinging Grant Smith's palms from just outside the box, but the sides went in level.

After the break, Torquay flew out of the blocks and Femi Ilesanmi's block inside the six-yard box denier Jamie Reid a certain goal within minutes of the restart.

But then came what proved to be the Wood's winner, when Torquay found themselves exposed by Balanta's interception.

He fed Andrade, who had no issue finishing beyond Brendan Moore.

Shaun Harrad and Brett Williams combined as Torquay looked for an equaliser before the former shot wide, but it was as good as the hosts could manage as Wood picked up a first in of 2017.

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

Not used: Morgan, Boal.