Boreham Wood failed to make it four games unbeaten in the National League after suffering a 2-1 defeat at home to Notts County last night.

Enzio Boldewijn and Sam Osborne put the Magpies two ahead with a goal in each half, and while Tyrone Marsh’s late penalty made it an interesting finale, County held on to take all three points.

Kabongo Tshimanga had Wood’s best chance of the opening half when he was put through on goal, but his effort was saved by the legs of Sam Slocombe.

County then went straight up the other end to take the lead as Wes Thomas made a powerful run forward, allowing Boldewijn to finish off both posts.

Thomas once again came close for Wood in the second half, as did Mitch Rose, and Tshimanga was once again denied by Slocombe as the hosts continued to be frustrated.

County, relegated from League Two last season, made their quality count midway through the half as Osborne advanced forward and fired home from the edge of the box.

A late twist saw Marsh felled in the box by Richard Brindley, with the forward stepping up to score, but Wood weren’t able to stage a complete fightback, meaning County held on for the win.

The hosts will look to put things right this weekend but face a difficult assignment away at Woking, who sit third in the table.