Tyrone Marsh’s second-half equaliser saw Boreham Wood hold league leaders Barrow to a 1-1 draw at Meadow Park on Saturday.

Josh Kay put the table-toppers in front but Marsh’s finish meant Wood stay well within a shout for a play-off spot in the National League.

Dior Angus, John Rooney, Brad Barry and Scott Quigley all tested Wood keeper Nathan Ashmore in the early exchanges.

Kay’s opener, though, came after 34 minutes when he was allowed to cut in from the left by the Wood defence, and he curled an effort into the far corner beyond Ashmore.

Wood deservedly levelled the game shortly after the hour mark, though as Kieran Murtagh drove into the penalty area and found Marsh at the back post to smash home the equaliser.

The home side continued to play the better football going into the latter stages and perhaps should have grabbed a winner when, after a neat interchange between Adi Yussef and Kabongo Tshimanga, the former fired over the bar from just inside the area.

Tshimanga went even closer eight minutes from time when Marsh delivered a cross for him after being played in by Yussuf, but the top-scorer blazed over the bar from just five yards.

A late free-kick from Rooney had hearts in mouths for Wood as it skimmed the top of the crossbar, but they survived the scare to hang on for a well-deserved point.

Next up for Wood is a long trip north to face strugglers AFC Fylde this Saturday, with kick off at 3pm.