Boreham Wood moved above Stockport County in the National League on goal difference after a 3-1 away win at the Hatters on Saturday.

Tyrone Marsh scored twice in the opening 22 minutes and Kabongo Tshimanga added a third before the break. Devante Rodney pulled a goal back in the second half but the damage was already done.

Wood got off to a flying start and opened the scoring with only two minutes on the clock when Marsh fired into the bottom corner.

Stockport looked to hit back as Jordan Keane was narrowly off target on two occasions, but the second goal of the afternoon also went Wood’s way as Marsh’s shot looped in.

Femi Ilisanmi’s long-range effort struck the post for Wood while Elliot Osborne’s effort was kept out at point-blank range by Nathan Ashmore at the other end.

However, Wood managed to grab a third before the break when Tshimanga slammed home his 16th league goal of the season.

Rodney pulled a goal back for Stockport in the early stages of the second half when he slotted past Ashmore from a tight angle.

Nyal Bell came close to getting a second for County while the visitors were denied by the woodwork again when Marsh’s effort bounced off the post.

The win puts Luke Garrard’s side into the play-off spots in place of Stockport on goal difference.

Next up for Wood is a visit to Solihull Moors, who are level on points with the side and only above them by virtue of a better goal difference. That game takes place on Saturday, January 18.