Boreham Wood conceded in stoppage time to draw 2-2 at home to Eastleigh in the National League on Saturday.

Piero Mingoia’s opener was cancelled out by Danny Hollands just before the break. Jamal Fyfield restored the hosts’ lead within a minute of the second period beginning, but they were pegged back again when Tyrone Barnett struck.

The draw keeps Wood in eighth place, outside of the play-offs on goal difference as one of four teams tied on 41 points.

Wood took the lead after nine minutes when former Accrington Stanley midfielder Mingoia got on the end of Kane Smith’s cross to beat Max Stryjek in the Eastleigh goal.

Just before the break, though, the visitors managed to level when a cross into the area found the head of Hollands to steer it past Nathan Ashmore.

Wood knew that a win would take them into the top seven of the division, so whatever was said at half time clearly worked as they restored their advantage after less than a minute played when Fyfield headed home.

The hosts almost had a third that would have certainly killed the game off, but after twisting away from the defender, Kabongo Tshimanga crashed an effort against the bar.

Instead, it was left to Eastleigh to provide the late drama as a ball into the box from Jack Payne was met by Barnett at the far post to rescue a point.

Wood now face a huge derby game both in terms of local pride and the league table as they welcome Barnet to Meadow Park on New Year’s Day.