Connor Smith scored against his former club as Wealdstone eased their Vanarama National League relegation fears with a 1-0 win at Grosvenor Vale which also harmed Boreham Wood’s play-off hopes.

Wealdstone started well but Michee Efete and Jack Cawley headed early chances wide. Boreham Wood’s Junior Morias fired straight at Harry Isted and then Ty Marsh shot against a post as the visitors came more into the game.

Wealdstone went ahead after 25 minutes as Smith scored from inside the area. Isted denied Marsh and Kabongo Tshimanga as the visitors pressed for an equaliser as the game approached the break.

Isted was called on again to deny Marsh before the rebound fell to Shaq Coulthirst who saw two efforts blocked with less than 15 minutes to go.

Isted also did well to keep out a late effort from Corey Whitely as the home side held on to win.

The victory was the perfect response to a difficult defeat at the weekend to Wrexham, who have recently become the property of their new Hollywood owners.

Second-half goals from Kwame Thomas (two), Luke Young and Dior Angus boosted the Dragons’ chances of at least securing a play-off place.

It was relegation-threatened Stones who struck first, with 34 minutes gone, when Danny Parish headed in his seventh goal of the season from a corner.

However, Wrexham impressively turned it around after half-time, with Thomas tapping home Tyler French’s assist before Young’s first-time hit in the 53rd minute gave the hosts the upper hand.

Thomas cemented the win with a 68th-minute header and the two-goal cushion helped mitigate the loss of Kyle Vassell to a red card before Angus ended the contest with the fourth 15 minutes from time.