Boreham Wood conceded in the fifth minute of added time to lose 2-1 at home to Sutton United in the National League on Saturday.

Craig Eastmond grabbed the winning goal when he nodded in after Ricky Shakes had equalised for Wood from Harry Beautyman’s early opener.

Charlie Cooper returned to the side in the middle of the park, while Shakes switched to right-wingback in place of Danny Woodards as Luke Garrard stuck with his 3-5-2 formation.

Sutton undid all of the positive early work that the home side had created within the first 15 minutes when Beautyman got on the end of Gime Toure’s cross to poke past George Legg.

Despite the visitors’ advantage, Boreham Wood continued to look the livelier side and it was Ralston Gabriel’s turn to go close next when he lifted a shot over Jamie Butler after being sent through.

Finally the reward came for the hosts after half an hour when Kieran Murtagh slipped in Femi Ilesanmi down the left, and his fantastic whipped cross found Shakes at the far post to thump home a volley and level the scores.

Neither side could really find their rhythm after the restart – Sutton coming the closest when David Stephens got back to make a vital block.

In the final minute though, the visitors caught Wood off guard and stole all three points when a short corner was played to Neset Bilikili, and his cross to the far post was headed in by Eastmond to leave hovering above the drop zone.

The side were also in action on Tuesday night when they beat Hemel Hempstead Town 2-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Herts Senior Cup.

Bradley Ash and Jamal Fyfield put Wood 2-1 inside 14 minutes only for Hemel to pull one back through Daniel Rowe six minutes later.

Wood held on though and will now play Cheshunt at home in the semi-final on Monday, April 15.