A tale of three penalties was won in injury time as Boreham Wood slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Wrexham on Saturday.

Luke Garrard lined up his troops in a 4-4-2, giving Tom Hitchcock his first start in Wood colours alongside Morgan Ferrier up front.

Anthony Jeffrey capped a strong start from the visitors with an effort in the opening minutes but from then-on Wrexham took control of the early exchanges.

Jordan White's shot was blocked by Joe Devera before Russell Penn's drive from outside the box fizzed wide as the hosts came close to turning their dominance into an opening goal.

And took the lead through Anthony Barry's spot kick just before the half-hour mark, when Matt Paine fouled Izale McLeod inside the box.

McLeod should have scored himself within minutes but found Boreham Wood's Grant Smith impervious.

Hitchcock then headed wide from an Angelo Balanta free-kick when well placed.

The second half provided more of the same from the hosts, but Smith was again in fine form to keep them at bay with a number of excellent saves.

The introduction of Bruno Andrade and Ricky Shakes, for Hitchcock and Kenny Davis, livened up the Wood - and they began to press for an equaliser.

A flowing move found Jeffrey from Shakes' lay-off, but his shot was blocked behind for a corner.

But next time the winger got an opportunity to run at the home defence, he was hauled down inside the area - and the referee pointed straight to the spot.

Ferrier stepped up to chip the ball down the middle and level the scores.

Wood began to press for a winner in the dying minutes - but with almost the last kick of the game, Devera was adjudged to have blocked a ball into the area with his hand, and the third spot kick of the afternoon was awarded.

John Rooney, brother of England striker Wayne, fired home from 12 yards and break Garrard's side's hearts with only seconds to go.