Boreham Wood slipped down a place in the National League as Havant & Waterlooville continued their resurgence with a 3-1 win at Meadow Park.

The loss saw Wood enter the bottom half of the table and extended their winless run to four games after goals from Matt Pearson, Andy Robinson and Hassan Jalloh secured the points for Havant.

Idris Kanu had given the hosts hope of a comeback when he tapped in to make it 2-1 with 20 minutes to go, but a late Havant goal dashed those.

Wood had their chances in the opening stages as Kanu linked up well with Sean Shields, whose low cross was deflected wide, and Ben Dudzinski was set up by Danny Woodards’ flick-on, but his effort was blocked.

Despite Wood’s early pressure, Havant took the lead with only nine minutes gone when a low cross pin-balled around the area before falling to Pearson, who tapped home.

Despite a reaction from Shields’ effort, Havant doubled their lead on 16 minutes when Robinson curled a superb free-kick over the Wood wall and into the top corner.

Luke Garrard's side responded well again and had a chance when Kanu was released by Shields in the box, but he thumped his effort over the bar.

Havant seemed content to hold onto their lead in the second half and were making life difficult for Wood, and they cleared their next attempt when a cross to the back post narrowly evaded the head of Sorba Thomas.

However, they got their goal with 20 minutes remaining as Thomas got free down the right and drove the ball across goal for Kanu to tap in.

Havant though, restored their two-goal lead in injury time when George Legg brought down Rutherford. He guessed right to save the penalty but Hassan Jalloh converted the rebound.

Wood will have the chance to return to the top half when they make the long trip to Gateshead on Saturday.