Harrow Borough manager Dave Anderson remains convinced his side will climb out of trouble and avoid relegation this season.

The Reds suffered another home defeat at the weekend after losing 3-1 to Leiston. The result left Boro fourth bottom in the Ryman Premier League but Anderson still has faith in his side.

Anderson said: “I still have great belief in my own ability along with the staff and the players to get out of trouble.

“I’ve been scratching my head sometimes because I’m really happy with the squad and performances have been good recently but we just need to turn them into points.”

The Reds conceded the opener when Frankie Merrifield was penalised for handball and Gareth Heath tucked away the penalty.

Poor defending cost the hosts dearly in the 56th minute when Patrick Brothers doubled Leiston’s lead.

Boro got a lifeline midway through the second half when Shaun Lucien found the net but the visitors sealed the points when Heath netted from close range.

It was the side’s 18th defeat at Earlsmead this season and left Boro with just 23 points from 26 games.

Anderson said: “The result was not what we wanted but the performance was really good so it was a bittersweet feeling.

“I’m trying to get the players to focus on performances rather than results.

“We’re doing the hard part of scoring goals but we now need to make it harder for other teams to score against us.”

The Reds return to action this weekend when they travel to mid-table Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Anderson’s side have not won away from home since the end of October when they defeated Bognor Regis Town 3-0