Boreham Wood won at home for the first time in the National League since December 2018 after beating Dover Athletic 3-1 on Saturday.

Kabongo Tshimanga’s early brace put Wood in the driving seat, although just three minutes after his second Inih Effiong pulled Dover back into it.

However, a second-half goal from Tyrone Marsh restored the two-goal cushion for Luke Garrard’s side, and they held on for a valuable three points.

Garrard made just one change to the side that were defeated against Eastleigh as Jamal Fyfield replaced Ricky Shakes, who dropped to the bench.

Wood hit the front after only two minutes when top-scorer Tshimanga got on the end of Sorba Thomas’ ball to dispatch low into the corner past Lee Worgan.

Both sides then exchanged chances in a frantic period, with Dover unlucky not to draw level after Josh Passley’s powerful effort cannoned back off the post.

However, it was Wood who secured the second goal and once again it was Tshimanga as he held off his marker superbly and fired in to double his tally.

Dover hauled themselves back in it three minutes later though. David Gregory brought down Effiong in the area as he looked to round the keeper, and although Gregory looked to have made amends by stopping the initial effort, Effiong calmly put home the rebound.

Wood were able to make the game safe in the second half despite the mounting pressure from Dover, as Marsh’s effort took a deflection and looped over Worgan to seal the points.