Kabongo Tshimanga bags a brace as Boreham Wood ease to victory

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Kabongo Tshimanga scored twice as Boreham Wood claimed a first National League victory of the season as they eased to a 3-0 win at 10-man King’s Lynn.

Matt Rhead should have put the visitors ahead early on but was denied by a stunning save from on-loan Norwich goalkeeper Archie Mair, who came to his side’s rescue again when denying Tshimanga one-on-one before another top stop to thwart Corey Whitely.

But he was finally beaten in the 28th minute when Rhead converted a Kane Smith cross following a Wood counter-attack.

Mair blotted his copybook four minutes later when he brought down Tshimanga – receiving a booking in the process – and the striker picked himself up to convert the penalty.

Tshimanga had a goal ruled out for offside before the hosts were reduced to 10 men on the stroke of half-time when Jamar Loza saw red for a second caution.

Boreham Wood made it 3-0 in the 63rd minute as Tshimanga’s shot took a deflection off Linnets defender Rory McAuley and looped over Mair.

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