Boreham Wood held off 10-man Altrincham to move level on points with their hosts just below the National League play-off places.
Kane Smith set the ball rolling after six minutes, the goal created by good work from Jamal Fyfield, and Altrincham had Connor Hampson sent off before the half-hour for two bookings in quick succession for fouls on Smith.
The free-kick after his second booking led to Kabongo Tshimanga doubling the lead, and Fyfield went close to a third as the visitors wrapped up a dominant half.
Corey Whitely’s superb volley just after half-time made it 3-0 and Tony Thompson brilliantly denied Junior Morias a fourth.
Matty Kosylo’s deflected effort pulled one back for Altrincham and, when Tom Peers fired home a second with five minutes remaining, a dramatic finish was on the cards, but Wood pulled through.