For the second time in a week Boreham Wood were made to pay for their finishing at Lincoln City escaped Meadow Park with a 1-1 draw.

On Saturday Luke Garrard’s side had been punished for failing to take their chances in a 1-0 defeat at Altrincham and after enjoying the best of the second half, the same could be said tonight.

Wood have only lost by more than one goal on two occasions and if their battle to avoid relegation from the National League after one season is unsuccessful, their wastefulness in front of goal will surely be to blame.

Matt Rhead gave Lincoln City the lead after 19 minutes with an opportunistic header before Clovis Kamdjo levelled eight minutes later with a headed effort of his own.

Wood boss Garrard made two changes from the side beaten at Alty on Saturday, bringing Callum Reynolds and Mauro Vilhete in for Ricky Shakes and Dan Woodards.

The early exchanges were cagey but the Imps edged in front in the 19th minute with a slice of fortune as Rhead latched onto a long ball forward and guided a deft header beyond James Russell.

Lincoln’s goal livened up proceedings and Wood almost drew level six minutes later when Luke Howell flicked a header wide from Vilhete’s inviting cross.

But two minutes after that, Garrard’s side did draw level. Conor Clifford clipped a free-kick into the penalty area for Charlie MacDonald. He laid the ball off for Anthony Jeffrey and the winger crossed into the middle for Kamdjo to loop a header over Paul Farman.

Lincoln ought to have re-taken the lead within a minute of being pegged back but Rhead couldn’t not nudge Jack Muldoon’s inviting cross beyond Russell.

Muldoon rushed a chance of his own five minutes before the break, blazing over after Reynold’s misjudged a clearance on the edge of the penalty area.

The winger went closer still on the stroke of half time as Russell flung himself to his right to palm a left-footed effort wide to send the sides in level.

And Muldoon started the second period as he’d ended the first, slinging in a low cross which only needed a touch from Rhead to give the visitors the lead.

Chances were now arriving with increased regularity and had it not been for Callum Howe’s timely intervention for the Imps, Jeffrey would have put the home side in front for the first time with a dangerous cross-cum-shot at the near post.

Vilhete was next to go close for Wood, slamming with in the 65th minute following more good work from Jeffrey down the left-hand side.

Five minutes later it was Kamdjo’s turn to squander a golden chance. A long ball forward was flicked on by MacDonald to Howell. He passed to Kamdjo in space to his left but the Cameroonian failed to get the ball under control and could only slice his shot wide.

Wood had enjoyed the better of the second half but the visitors almost re-took the lead against the run of play when Howe knocked down a free-kick for substitute Kyle Wootton, but he could only stab wide.

Lincoln finished the stronger of the two sides but they too were unable to take advantage.

Boreham Wood: Russell; Devera, Stephens, Doe, Reynolds; Vilhete (Shakes 90), C.Clifford, Kamdjo, Howell (Morias 85), Jeffrey; MacDonald (Tiryaki 90)

Subs: Cox, B.Clifford.

Referee: Nigel Lugg.

Attendance: 661 (364 away supporters).