Harrow’s recent resurgence stalled on a mild, still afternoon at The Rogers Family Stadium, as Plymouth scored early, and then hung on pretty comfortably, the more so as the game went on. Harrow huffed and puffed but failed to seriously trouble the visitors’ rearguard, as Parkway gained three vital points and climbed off the foot of the table.
Steve Baker named the same side that started the fine win against Chesham on Tuesday, and Borough started brightly with Kamon-Sherell Assidjo setting up George Moore to hit a fierce shot turned away by Parkway keeper Parkes. A sharp Billy Leonard drive was then blocked, but it was the visitors who scored what proved to be the game’s only goal, in the ninth minute. A long ball through the middle got the home defence into disarray. Charlie Taylor came out for the ball but before he could claim it, it was half-cleared out to the left, and an unmarked Lane picked the ball up and curled it into a vacant goal from about 25 yards.
Borough tried to hit back immediately, Leonard’s corner pulled back for Moore to hit a piledriver that Parkes touched over the bar. But Parkway might have doubled their lead when Lewington had a diving header deflect wide from a dangerous corner. Ahmet Biler hit a 20-yarder wide from Assidjo’s set-up, before King shot over for the visitors, who threatened again when Taylor saved from Seymour. Moore shot across goal, but then accidentally got in the way of a Assidjo shot.
Early in the second half, Parkes saved from Moore, and Isiah Noel-Williams hit the post with a shot from a very tight angle after Kai Omoko Brosnan’s shot was blocked.Brosnan turned sharply past a defender and saw his effort pushed away by Parkes. Moore picked up Imran Uche’s corner from a corner and, from the edge of the box,curled an effort onto the bar. Substitute James Ewington then stumbled when a Moore pass gave him a half-chance. By now Harrow were misfiring, seriously, all over the pitch, and it was the visitors who threatened a second in the game’s latter stages. Crago turned Uche but was denied by Taylor, and the Harrow keeper came to the rescue again when Samuel Adenola was dispossessed: Crago was in on goal again but Taylor saved well. Lene Burden cleared off the line from an angled Crago shot, Leonard’s late effort for Harrow blocked.
With that golden chance to climb further away from the bottom thrown away, Harrow now face three consecutive away games, beginning this Wednesday evening with a trip to Swindon Supermarine.
Result: Harrow Borough 0-1 Plymouth Parkway