Boreham Wood ended a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 win away at Chorley in the National League.

First-half headers from Tyrone Marsh and David Stephens were added to by a Matt Challoner own goal shortly after the restart, with Chris Holroyd’s penalty the only reprieve for newly promoted Chorley.

Following an uneventful opening half an hour, Wood took the lead when some slack Chorley defending from a Sorba Thomas corner left Marsh all on his own, and he flicked a header into the far corner to break the deadlock.

Some similarly poor defending from the hosts resulted in the second goal just seven minutes later. Thomas once again delivered it, and this time it was Stephens who got up to head in, with goalkeeper Billy Crellin likely put off by Kabongo Tshimanga attempted to get the final touch before it crossed the line.

Given Chorley’s poor form and league position coming into the game, the match was as good as over by that point, but Wood made absolutely sure of the points straight after the restart when they forced a comical own goal.

After some eye-catching build-up play, Tshimanga sent in a low cross that Challoner slid in to try and clear, but instead he kicked it against his own goalkeeper who tried to save with his foot, and the ball had already trickled across the line by the time Thomas made absolutely sure it was in the net.

Challoner went close at the right end of the pitch in response when he forced a good save from David Gregory, and Chorley did finally get something for their efforts when Chris Holroyd converted a penalty after he was tripped by Mark Ricketts.

They never looked like mounting any sort of comeback though, and Wood went on to claim what turned out to be an easy victory.

Next up for Luke Garrard’s side is an away trip to Eastleigh tomorrow night, which kicks off at 7.45pm.