King's Lynn beaten at Boreham Wood in the National League
Boreham Wood 3 King's Lynn Town 1
Goals at either side of both halves proved costly for struggling King's Lynn Town as they slumped to their fourth successive National League since the turn of the year.
Striker Malachi Linton gave the Linnets an early lead in Hertfordshire before two goals from Josh Rees saw high-flying Wood get their noses in front.
Striker Tyrone Marsh added a third for the home side to maintain their 100 per cent record against Lynn and also their unbeaten home record this season.
The Linnets made four changes from the team beaten 2-1 at Southend in their last league game.
In came Pierce Bird, Luis Fernandez, Malachi Linton and Ken Charles while there was a place on the bench for youngster Baris Altintop for the first time in three months after injury.
There were no places in the squad for the quartet of Gold Omotayo, Kyle Callan-McFadden, Connor Kurren-Brown or Tyler Denton with the latter suffering a late injury against the Shrimpers.
McFadden had been expected to play some part in the game before being sidelined with covid earlier in the week.
Lynn took the lead against the run of play in the 12th minute.
Michael Clunan saw his initial shot blocked by David Stephens at point-blank range, Aaron Jones tried his luck on the follow up before Linton appeared to get the final touch.
Linton tried his luck from 25 yards out but his effort was comfortably saved by home goalkeeper Taye Ashby-Hammond.
Six minutes before the break, Brett McGavin played through Charles and the forward found himself with just Stephens to beat, but the home skipper made an excellent challenge to deny him.
Lynn weren't really troubled until the equaliser arrived three minutes before the break as James Comley put the ball on a plate for Rees to head home.
Four minutes after the break, the hosts got their noses in front and it was Rees again who scored the goal.
Danilo Orsi saw his effort saved by Paul Jones before laying the ball across into the path of Rees to poke home.
Eleven minutes later it was game over as a free-kick from Frankie Raymond was only cleared as far as Marsh, who fired into the top corner.
An excellent save from Jones denied Boreham a fourth while at the other end Ashby-Hammond was on hand to keep out a powerful effort from Linton right at the death.
Lynn remain 14 points adrift of safety in the bottom three and face a crucial February if they are to have any hope of surviving this season.
Boreham Wood: Ashby-Hammond, Reckford, Evans, Stephens, Mendy, K. Smith, Rees (Boden 50), Raymond, Comley, Marsh, Orsi (Clifton 82). Subs not used: Roach, Lewis, C. Smith.
Scorers: Rees 42, 49 Marsh 60.
King's Lynn Town: P. Jones, A. Jones, Scott, Bird, Fernandez, Widdrington (Sundire 87), Clunan, McGavin (Barrett 62), Phipps, Linton, Charles (Walker 55). Subs not used: Bowry, Altintop.
Booked: Linton, Scott, Fernandez.
Scorer: Linton 12.
Attendance: 907 (92 from Lynn).