Salisbury stole the three points with a late goal after a scrappy, though not unexciting, match that would more fairly have ended in a draw.
Shaun Preddie returned to the Harrow side, although not for the first time his afternoon ended in him limping off in the second half, the only change to the last league game a fortnight ago. The visitors attacked the clubhouse end on a dull but mild afternoon and should have taken an immediate lead when Wakefield volleyed over from Brooks’s deep right-wing cross.
But Borough should then have scored too: Montel Brown’s delivery was deflected to Isiah Noel-Williams, who steered the ball past the post when it seemed easier to score. Jacob Knightbridge came sharply off his line to save at Arnold’s feet, and Fitchett turned Preddie but shot past the post.
Ezra Ikebuasi was on hand to intercept when Samuel Adenola gifted the ball to Fitchett, and Knightsbridge batted down Carmichael’s long-ranger as a good spell for the visitors came to an end.
Harrow then had a dominant period, with George Moore winning the ball and seeing his angled shot turned round the post by Benfield. Moore’s spinning shot from a Billy Leonard corner was cleared, and the half ended with Preddie sending Moore in on the right, Brown meeting his cross at the near post but seeing his effort flash across the goalmouth.
Borough stepped up the pace as the second half began, and Preddie’s effort, following a corner, was hacked off the line. Brown then brought a good save from Benfield with a shot from outside the box. Brown got to the right-hand byline and his cutback was met by Keegan Bloom, whose shot was saved by Benfield’s feet.
A huge scramble then saw Harrow hit the post, the ball rebounding off Benfield and falling to Kamon-Sherell Assidjo, who shot wide when he ought to have hit the target. But a double substitution from the visitors on the hour had seen the introduction of two players who have troubled Harrow in the past, Brandon Goodship and Marvin Brooks, and in the 77th minute, it was the latter who got the winner. Biler allowed Fitchett to spin past him and deliver a low cross that Brooks converted from just a few yards out.
Ikebuasi flashed a header over from Leonard’s corner, Leonard’s low drive was saved, and Moore was stopped by Brooks’s fine tackle, but Harrow couldn’t summon up an equaliser and their unbeaten run came to an end.
Harrow’s next action is next Saturday’s long trip to Plymouth to take on high-flying Truro City, on a Bolitho Park pitch that saw a very, very late postponement prior to Parkway’s game with the Met Police.
Final Score: Harrow Borough 0 – 1 Salisbury