Boreham Wood inflicted more misery on beleaguered Chesterfield as Jamal Fyfield’s second goal in as many games proved sufficient in a narrow 1-0 success last night at Meadow Park.

Luke Garrard’s side were rewarded for a fast-start against a side who are in freefall following their sixth straight loss in the National League, but they had to dig deep late on to withstand an attempted Spireites fightback in the second half.

There was just the one change from the side that drew 1-1 with Braintree Town on Saturday, and it came in goal as Ryan Huddart replaced Ellery Balcombe.

And it was the hosts who began on the front foot as Sorba Thomas unselfishly cut the ball back after catching visiting keeper Callum Burton off his line when he should have shot.

However the Wood would grab the lead with eight minutes played as Fyfield flicked home captain Mark Ricketts’ headed pass after Chesterfield had failed to adequately clear their lines.

The response from Martin Allen’s side was strong, though, and Lee Shaw was only denied on the break by an excellent low save from Huddart.

Boreham Wood were close to a second goal on the stroke of half-time as Angelo Balanta collected Ricketts’ feed and unleashed a fizzing effort just over the crossbar.

By contrast the second half was a backs to the wall effort from Garrard’s players who resisted a visiting onslaught.

Haydn Hollis headed wide from Drew Talbot’s cross and Zavon Hines struck the post from a free-kick, before Huddart made sure of the points with a superb save to deny Curtis Weston.

On Saturday, Boreham Wood drew 1-1 at home to Braintree Town to continue their unbeaten run.

Mohamed Bettamer netted for the third time this season to cancel out Fyfield’s first-half opener and ensure a share of the spoils.