Boreham Wood let a three-goal lead slip but still managed to come away from Dagenham & Redbridge with a point in an astonishing 4-4 draw.

The Wood took a 3-0 lead after just 34 minutes but Dagenham came back to lead 4-3 before Bradley Ash’s late equaliser.

Peterborough loanee Idris Kanu marked his debut with the opening goal of the game after just 13 minutes, powering an effort past Elliot Justham after being teed up by Justin Shaibu.

A quick-fire double followed to put the visitors in the driving seat, firstly as Ricky Shakes controlled Ben Nunn’s cross and fired home and then Shaibu drilled in the third after going past Ben Goodliffe.

Former Wood player Angelo Balanta helped the hosts back into the game before the break, finding Conor Wilkinson on the edge of the area, who beat Ryan Huddart in the visiting goal.

Two minutes later the lead was reduced further thanks to Liam Gordon, who beat Danny Woodards before slotting past Huddart.

The comeback was completed on the stroke of half-time as Balanta returned to haunt his old club, rising above Jamal Fyfield to head Nunn’s cross into the bottom corner.

The Daggers fully turned the game around in the 74th minute when Woodards failed to block Gordon’s shot and he squeezed in his second of the afternoon.

It looked as though Dagenham were going to complete a miraculous win, but the Wood drew level with just three minutes of normal time remaining as Ash produced some fine footwork in the box before firing past Justham to level the game once more.

Speaking to the club website, Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard said: “It’s a 90, 95-minute game. To not manage the last 50-odd minutes in the manner we managed it in the first 38 minutes is disappointing.”