Boreham Wood ended a run of nine games without a win as a goal in each half secured them a 2-0 victory away at Bromley in the National League.

Ralston Gabriel scored his first goal for the club on the brink of half-time and Idris Kanu wrapped the game up in second-half stoppage time.

The Wood lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with Sean Shields, Gabriel and Kanu occupying the forward positions while Justin Shaibu sat just behind them.

The away side made a promising start to the game and there was an early sight of goal for Gabriel as he closed in on David Stephens’ header across the box, but Bromley keeper David Gregory was out quickly to claim.

Bromley woke up after this, though, and Keiran Murtagh had to be alert to clear the ball off the line after Omar Bugiel had met Frankie Raymond’s corner, and Femi Ilesanmi then excellently got in front of a low drive from George Porter.

Kanu was looking dangerous at the other end as he weaved through the Bromley defence, but his eventual shot was well held by Gregory.

The lead finally came for Wood after 41 minutes when the home side failed to deal with Sheilds’ corner, and after Kanu’s shot was deflected into his path, Gabriel was there to poke past Gregory and hand the visitors the advantage.

Ryan Huddart produced a good save at the start of the second half as Raymond hit a powerful drive towards the top corner, but the former Arsenal stopper acrobatically pushed it away.

It was then Gregory’s turn to produce a save, getting down well to Shields’ strike after he’d got goal side of Sam Wood, and from the resulting corner Stephens saw his header blocked.

The second goal finally arrived in stoppage time as good footwork from Shields opened up space in the box, Ilesanmi switched to Ash, whose shot was spilled to Kanu to tap home and seal the result.

Wood’s next game sees them host AFC Fylde this Saturday, with kick-off at 3pm.