Boreham Wood's poor recent league form continued in the West Country on Saturday as two late Forest Green Rovers goals left them on the wrong end of a 2-0 defeat.

Wood enjoyed the best chances at The New Lawn but could not find the back of the net, and were punished for their wastefulness.

Angelo Balanta should have given them an early lead and passed up another golden opportunity after half-time, before Bruno Andrade forced a fine save from Sam Russell.

Those misses would prove decisive as debutant Omar Bugiel fed Christian Doidge for the opener seven minutes from time, before turning provider to scorer to cement victory.

Luke Garrard had made two changes from the battering handed out by his Wood players to Sutton the previous week.

Ricky Shakes replaced the benched Mark Ricketts, while Anthony Jeffrey's absence was enforced against his parent club, and Jai Reason took his spot in midfield.

Within minutes, Balanta profited from a smart interchange of play with Morgan Ferrier, but aimed his shot straight at Russell when well-placed, giving Forest Green an early let off.

Kaiyne Woolery curled the hosts' sole realistic effort of the first-half wide after cutting in from the left, before Kenny Davis saw an effort at the other end blocked by Daniel Wishart.

After the break, Balanta suffered a case of deja vu as he again fired at Russell with the home goal gaping, a miss which seemed to spark the hosts into life.

Doidge forced a full-length save from Smith when getting a touch on a free-kick, and went even closer as he turned the ball goalwards after Keanu Marsh-Brown's shot was saved.

Matt Paine's last-ditch block kept the scores level, but not for long.

Andrade fashioned Wood's last real chance of the game following a neat one-two with Tom Hitchcock, forcing a fine save from Russell, but Doidge's opener followed shortly after.

A ball forward from substitute Bugiel split the visiting defence, and he beat the onrushing Smith to smartly slot home the opener.

Boreham Wood: Smith, Nunn, Paine, Andrade, Davis, Shakes, Reason (Ricketts 67), Ferrier (Hitchcock 75), Ilesanmi, Goodliffe, Balanta (Uchechi 90).

Not used: Boal, Thomas.