Aldershot Town’s National League play-off hopes suffered a big blow as they slipped to a 3-0 defeat at home to Boreham Wood.

Goals from Lee Ndlovu, Erico Sousa and Kabongo Tshimanga gave the visitors the three points in front of a crowd of 3,050 at The Recreation Ground and extended the Shots’ winless run to six matches.

The Shots started brightly and Tommy Willard’s shot forced visiting keeper Nathan Ashmore into an early save.

The visitors took the lead in the tenth minute when Ndlovu’s powerful shot flashed past Shots keeper Jordi van Stappershoef and found the left-hand corner of the net.

Aldershot responded to the setback by going back on the attack, and Theo Widdrington fizzed a shot from distance over the bar.

Boreham Wood won a penalty in the 14th minute when Ryan Glover tripped David Agbontohoma in the box. Sousa kept his composure from the spot and confidently dispatched his penalty into the left-hand corner of the net.

The Shots tried to find a way back into the game, and Lorent Tolaj hit his shot wide of the near post from a tight angle.

Mo Sagaf’s free kick on the half-hour mark forced a good save from Van Stappershoef, who parried the ball away from his goal.

Glover slipped Josh Stokes in on goal on 33 minutes, but Ashmore did well to deny Stokes’ low effort with his feet.

Glover broke forward in the 38th minute and cut in from the left, but his right-foot effort went wide of the far post and the Shots trailed 2-0 at half-time.

Boreham Wood extended their lead on 67 minutes when Tshimanga fired his shot into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

Aldershot kept plugging away, and Jack Barham’s far-post header in the 84th minute was parried behind by Ashmore for a corner.

The Shots were unable to find a way back into the game, and sit two places below the final play-off spot with two matches remaining.

Next up for the Shots is a trip to Gateshead in the National League on Wednesday evening (7.45pm).