Boreham Wood made a return to winning ways as they claimed a 3-1 win over Maidenhead United.

A cagey first-half saw Keiran Murtagh give the Wood the lead with an expertly dispatched free-kick, before the game opened up in the second period.

Goals from Josh Umerah and Justin Shaibu were enough to give the home side all three points on Non-League Day and ensure a Maidenhead strike mattered little.

Saturday's victory was a welcome one as it saw Luke Garrard's side end a run of four games on the spin without a win in the National League.

They have moved up to 11th in the table and are seven points adrift of the play-off places.

Wood were first to try their luck as Murtagh used a free-kick to find his range and force a stop from the United keeper.

The attempt stirred Maidenhead into life and they had their first chance shortly after the 10 minute mark when Jordan Archer came close to connecting with a dangerous cross.

Both sides continued to push for a go-ahead goal, but it took until the final minute of first-half stoppage time for Wood to find one.

Murtagh won a free-kick on the edge of the box and dusted himself down to fire a powerful shot into the corner.

Wood doubled their lead from the spot in the second period when Gozie Ugwu rounded the keeper and crossed for Umerah who was fouled as he went for the ball.

The Wood man took responsibility from 12 yards himself and calmly converted to make it 2-0.

Maidenhead's response was immediate and they scrambled home after a smart Ryan Huddart save to half the deficit.

The game was now back in the balance and United were playing with renewed confidence.

Wood would seal the victory with five minutes to play when substitute Shaibu scored with virtually his first touch - turning in from close range amid a host of bodies.

Boreham Wood will now turn their attention to the FA Cup and a fourth qualifying round clash against Dagenham & Redbridge tomorrow.

The following Saturday sees them return to league action with a home game against a Bromley side sitting 15th in the table.