Boreham Wood boosted their pre-season preparations by recovering from an early setback to beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 and win their third pre-season game on Tuesday night.

The hosts lined-up in their usual 3-5-2 formation but the first opportunity of the game was for the Championship side as Ebere Eze struck, but his shot was stopped by Wood’s triallist goalkeeper.

A minute later, David Stephens brought down Bright Osayi-Samuel inside the penalty area, offering Rangers the chance to open the scoring which Eze duly accepted.

However, the hosts were soon back on terms when Liam Kelly was unable to keep out summer signing Kabongo Tshimanga’s effort from 20 yards.

Luke Garrard’s side had another opening soon after when Piero Mingoia lifted the ball over the top of the QPR defence, but Tyrone Marsh was unable to beat Kelly to it.

Wood kept pushing as they controlled possession, but they had to settle for going into the break all square.

But it took the hosts just two minutes of the second half to go in front when Sorba Thomas scored. The PASE Academy player collected a lobbed ball over the Rangers defence and fired towards goal, with Kelly unable to keep it out.

Garrard’s side continued to control possession thereafter, but with both sides creating less opportunities as the hosts claimed the victory.

Boreham Wood will continue their preparations on Saturday with a trip to Haringey Borough before Tuesday’s journey to Biggleswade Town.