Boreham Wood were dumped out of the FA Trophy by Lincoln City as the in-form Imps as two goals in the final half hour extended their winless run to four games.
An even contest was won 2-0 by a clinical, confident Lincoln side who have now emerged victorious from each of their last seven matches in all competitions, and were bouyed on the back of reaching their first ever FA Cup quarter-final the previous week.
Lincoln started the better side and fashioned the first chance when Joe Ward's stunning volley was clawed away by Wood goalkeeper Grant Smith.
Angelo Balanta and Morgan Ferrier, who have lit up Meadow Park so often this campaign, helped to wrestle control into the hosts' hands and following some smart build-up, the former played a one-two with Kenny Davis before seeing his effort tipped onto the post by Paul Farman.
Anthony Jeffrey was then off target following Ferrier's break from a Lincoln corner before Davis made it a hat-trick of missed opportunities from Bruno Andrade's free-kick - and going in at the break goalless, Luke Garrard would have been annoyed his side had not had anything to show for their good work.
After the break, Lincoln again emerged the brighter but Wood fashioned the first chance, with Andrade forcing a full-length save out of Farman.
But the Imps would soon take the lead. Ward found space on the right of the box before running central and slotting the ball beyond Smith.
One soon became two when Joe Paine inadvertantly headed the ball into his own net from a corner.
From then on, the National League leaders showed why they have enjoyed such good form in recent weeks by seeing out the game with little difficulty, leaving Wood to wonder what might have been.
Tonight, the Wood are back in league action as they travel to Sutton United.
Boreham Wood: Smith, Ilesanmi, Paine, Stephens, Woodards (Reason 76), Andrade (Shakes 83), Ricketts, Davis, Jeffrey, Balanta, Ferrier.
Not used: Nunn, Goodliffe, Williams.