For the second time this season a Connor Jennings goal separated Boreham Wood and Wrexham with the Welsh side running out 1-0 winners at the Racecourse Ground.

Just as had been the case at Meadow Park in September, a Jennings effort after 12 minutes proved the difference 

Jennings' early spot kick left Wood precariously close to the National League drop zone. With nine games to go Luke Garrard’s side are a point and two places clear of the bottom four.

Attacking options are still of great concern for Garrard, who watched his side fail to score for the sixth time in eight matches.

Afterwards the Wood boss said: “Goals are a big issue for us. I thought Wrexham totally dominated us in the first half.

“When we did get forward our decision making was poor. I have a must win game to prepare for at home to Macclesfield Town next Saturday.

“I need to put as many goal scoring options out there, which is obviously something that will require a lot of work.

“Scott Doe, Danny Woodards and Ricky Shakes all picked up injuries today.

"The only positive I can really take from the game was the form of Ben Nunn when he came on and how well Joe Devera played in the middle of the defence as a consequence.”

The first half belonged to Wrexham who controlled proceedings with some good passages of possession resulting in a testing half for the Wood defence. Wrexham’s goal arrived after just 12 minutes.

Mark Carrington picked out Simon Heslop. He threaded a pass for Kayden Jackson and David Stephens slid in from the side for the challenge making contact with the ball. Not enough to convince referee Steven Rushton, though, who pointed to the spot.

Jennings blasted the Dragons ahead by firing the spot kick straight down the middle – his 13th of the season and second against Wood this term.

It was an early blow that served to test Wood’s belief, whilst Gary Mill’s men relaxed to dominate until the interval.

Wood stopper James Russell pulled off saves from both Carrington and Jackson, while Football League journeyman Lee Fowler conducted proceedings with a virtuoso performance of sleek passing.

Jennings felt cheated when he went to ground, possibly too theatrically under a challenge, from Clovis Kamdjo before having another effort on target.

Wood were being given a footballing lesson at this stage with Russell saving well to smother a Sean Newton cross.

His quick clearance led to Wood’s first corner of the game after 36 minutes. That led to a quick second from which Doe headed onto the roof of the net.

Jackson found the side netting at the other from a quick counter attack as a one-sided half came to an end.

Nunn replaced the injured Doe for the start of the second half, which proved to be a more even affair.

However, the first chance fell to the home side after Wood winger Danny Haynes surrendered possession.

Jackson sent Heslop through but he placed just the wrong side of a post. It was a close as either side was to come to changing the scoreline until stoppage time.

The ineffective Haynes made way for Billy Clifford on the hour and when Fowler took his bow four minutes later it compromised the Dragons’ stranglehold on the game.

Jamal Fyfield, on the field for just seconds, blasted his shot into the stands when well placed before Devera made an important challenge to break up sweeping move, denying Carrington a clear chance.

Jamie Lucas replaced Delano Sam-Yorke but it changed nothing as Wood failed to muster a single effort on target.

Jackson had the final chance to effect the scoreline, his dipping effort from wide on the right spectacularly tipped over the bar by Russell.

Boreham Wood: Russell; Devera, Doe (Nunn 46), Stephens, Woodards; Shakes, Kamdjo, C.Clifford, Howell, Haynes (B.Clifford 60); Sam-Yorke ( Lucas 71).

Subs: Morias, Connors.