AN injury-time penalty earned Eastleigh a 1-0 victory over Boreham Wood in a major boost to their National League play-off hopes.

The Spitfires threw everything at their opponents in the final stages and were rewarded when the referee pointed to the spot, with Joe Tomlinson converting.

Boreham Wood hit the bar in the first half through Gus Mafuta, while Eastleigh had an 88th-minute effort ruled out for offside.

Eastleigh are among five teams within two points of each other in the race for sixth and seventh places, and crucially they have a game in hand on all their rivals.

Ben Strevens's currently sit ninth, but could move into the top seven with victory at Altrincham on Tuesday.

The regular National League season ends on Saturday, when Eastleigh head to Solihull Moors.