A late leveller from Cameron Coxe earned 10-man Boreham Wood a 2-2 draw at Gateshead on the opening day of the new Vanarama National League season.

The hosts broke the deadlock in the ninth minute through Marcus Dinanga before Jordan Hunter made it 2-0 six minutes later after Dinanga had seen his shot saved by visiting goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore.

Ashmore then produced a smart save in first-half stoppage time to prevent Dinanga from making it 3-0 from range.

Boreham Wood flew out of the blocks in the second half and got a goal back through Kwesi Appiah in the 60th minute.

Timmy Abraham was sent off for the visitors in the 84th minute but Coxe’s volley in the third minute of added time saw Boreham Wood leave with a point.