Boreham Wood’s poor form continued after a 1-0 home defeat to Dover Athletic in the National League on Tuesday night.

It extended their winless run to a month with Wood’s last victory coming against Bromley at the end of October.

Luke Garrard’s side have only scored one goal in the last five matches and their attacking problems were apparent during their midweek loss.

Dover threatened to score the opener in the first half but Jamie Allen’s shot was saved by goalkeeper Ryan Huddart.

Brentford loanee Justin Shaibu went close for Wood, after being put through on goal, but his shot flew over the crossbar.

The dangerous Shaibu nicked the ball off a defender before half-time but again could not keep his strike down.

Early on in the second half, Jai Reason had a chance for the visitors but dragged his shot wide.

But the breakthrough came after 56 minutes when Reason’s shot was parried and Inih Effiong tucked in the opener.

Wood put the pressure on their opponents, forcing five successive corners, but were unable to find an equaliser.

It was their second defeat of the week after losing 2-1 at AFC Fylde in a dramatic finale on Saturday.

The visitors looked on course for a much-needed away win after Gozie Ugwu managed to poke the ball home from close range.

Wood held on to the lead until the 87th minute when Danny Rowe fired home from 10 yards.

But it got even worse for Garrard’s side within one minute with Serhat Tasdemir’s strike sending them to a cruel defeat.

Their two defeats leave them 11th in the table with their next match on Monday night at home to St Margaretsbury in the Herts Senior Cup.