Harrow remain on lookout for first win of month ahead of the battle of the Boroughs

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 September 2018

Jamie Hursit of Hornchurch and Anthony O’Connor of Harrow Borough (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Jamie Hursit of Hornchurch and Anthony O’Connor of Harrow Borough (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Boro beaten 1-0 at Hornchurch in FA Cup last weekend

Harrow Borough manager Steve Baker (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Harrow Borough manager Steve Baker (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Harrow Borough continue their search for a first win in September when they welcome Gosport Borough in the Evo-Stik South Premier South on Saturday.

Boro are without a win in three games this month, with their last two games ending in defeat.

After going out of the Evo-Stik South Challenge Cup on penalties at Hitchin Town last Wednesday, Steve Baker’s men lost 1-0 at Bostik Premier club Hornchurch in the FA Cup first qualifying round on Saturday.

After a goalless first half, Brad Warner’s 48th-minute goal for Urchins was enough to knock the Rogers Family Stadium side out of the cup.

Baker, however, appeared fairly magnanimous in defeat and took to social media site Twitter to share his thoughts after the game.

The Harrow boss posted: “Just wasn’t our day. Couldn’t fault the lads’ effort and desire, but felt we had done enough for a replay.

In a later post, Baker added: “Whilst gutted with the result, it was good to see Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane back in the dugout and recovering from his serious health scare last season. Top bloke.”

Boro will look to move on quickly from their cup exit as they bid to get the better of Gosport on Saturday.

After avoiding relegation from the Evo-Stik South Premier by just two points last term, the Hampshire club have had a solid, if unspectacular, start to the current campaign.

With three wins and three defeats from their six league games so far, Gosport sit 10th in the standings with nine points.

That sees the Hampshire side sit one point and one place above Harrow in the standings ahead of Saturday’s meeting at the Rogers Family Stadium.

With the teams so close in the standings, it would be expected that the weekend’s game would be a close affair.

Harrow, however, will want to make the most of Gosport’s poor away record in the league this term.

The Hampshire club have lost each of their three away league games so far this term, and Boro will want to make that four losses from four this weekend.

Any kind of success for Baker’s men this Saturday will also be the perfect tonic for their cup exits this month as Harrow turn their attentions to the league for the next few weeks before the start of their FA Trophy campaign.

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