For the second time in a week, Boreham Wood exited a cup competition at the hands of Royston Town.

Wood went out of the Herts FA Senior Cup to their opponents after a 4-0 thrashing last Tuesday and they were on the wrong end of it again on Saturday as Adam Murray scored a goal in each half to send Wood crashing out of the FA Trophy.

Murray gave Wood an early warning sign when he headed narrowly over the bar on seven minutes, but Tyrone Marsh also came close for the visitors when his header was well-saved. The loose ball was bundled home, but the referee pulled play back for handball.

Justin Shaibu was next to test the Royston keeper, but his effort was also kept out.

Shortly after, the home side, who play in the Southern League Premier Division Central, took the lead as Murray got his head to a corner and guided it past Nathan Ashmore.

Marsh had a chance to level just before the break, but he fired over.

Royston should have doubled their lead at the start of the second half but a terrific stop from Ashmore managed to keep them out before Sorba Thomas spurned a glorious opportunity to level by firing over from seven yards.

Wood shot themselves in the foot late on when Thomas was shown a red card, and with three minutes left they were killed off as Murray headed past Ashmore from a long ball.

Royston now go on to host Hednesford Town or Chester in the next round, while Wood to the National League this weekend at home to Harrogate Town.