Boreham Wood’s National League woes continued with losses to Ebbsfleet United and Bromley across the bank holiday weekend.

Michael Cheek scored the only goal in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Bromley, while early goals from James Ball and Gozie Ugwu for enough for Ebbsfleet on Monday, despite a late penalty from Tyrone Marsh threatening a comeback.

It all started horribly for the Wood against Ebbsfleet, as they went down to 10 men after just two minutes following Femi Ilesanmi’s last-ditch foul on Lawrie Wilson.

It then got even worse shortly after as quickfire goals, the first a long-range strike from ball and the second an unchallenged header from Ugwu, put Ebbsfleet two goals ahead.

Wood were all over the place and it was only through sheer luck they didn’t find themselves down by four at the start of the second half. However, John Goddard’s free-kick struck the crossbar and Ugu had a goal disallowed for handball.

A response did finally arrive with 14 minutes to play when Marsh won and converted a penalty, but it did nothing to change the end result and the Fleet held out for the points.

Saturday’s encounter at Bromley didn’t prove to be quite as poor as Monday’s defeat, but will still have done no good to Wood’s lowly position.

The only goal arrived on the brink of half-time when Reeco Hackett-Fairchild’s effort deflected into the path of Cheek, and he tapped in from close range.

Wood responded well after the interval and nearly took advantage of some slack defending, but Kabongo Tshimanga saw his shot well saved by Mark Cousins.

However, an equaliser was not forthcoming, and Wood’s search for a second win will continue into this Saturday’s 5.20 kick-off away at Chorley.