Boreham Wood were left frustrated by an 89th minute equaliser as they drew 1-1 with Gateshead on Tuesday evening.

The home side went ahead through David Stephens' header on the brink of half-time and looked set to hang on for a narrow win.

However, with the game reaching its climax, Steve Rigg popped up to score for Gateshead and leave Luke Garrard's side empty handed.

Wood created the games first opening and forced a smart early save from the Gateshead keeper.

Garrard's men were having the better of the early exchanges and Angelo Balanta was having an increasing impact on the game.

The forward went close to scoring after controlling a long ball forward and curling narrowly wide of the upright.

With the game approaching the interval, Wood found the go ahead goal in the opening minute of firs.

Kieran Murtagh's free-kick picked out Stephens and he got up above his marker to head home.

An evenly contested second half saw both sides go close to finding the net and Wood's best chance to double their lead came 10 minutes from time.

Murtagh did superbly to beat his man and dragged a pass back to Josh Umerah but his aim was found wanting as he fired into the side netting.

Wood would live to rue the missed opportunity at the game's death after Rigg was left criminally unmarked at a late corner and converted Greg Olley's delivery.

The midweek draw added to Wood's recent misery after they fell to a 3-0 defeat against Wrexham on Saturday.

Brighton & Hove Albion loanee Jordan Maguire-Drew fired Wrexham into the lead in the 25th minute.

Garrard's men looked to get back into the game but there task was made twice as challenging when Rekeil Pyke made it 2-0.

Wrexham made totally sure of the win late on when Mike Fondop added a third goal late in the game.

The results leave Boreham Wood 12th in the National League table after four games this season and they are without a win since the opening day.

The Wood will look to pick up their second win of the season when they take on Leyton Orient at Meadow Park on Saturday. Victory would be enough to see them climb above the O's in the table.