Harrow Borough edge to Carshalton Athletic win

Saheed Sankoh came off the bench for the Reds: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Saheed Sankoh came off the bench for the Reds: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

First published in Sport

Harrow Borough eased clear of the Ryman Premier Division relegation zone after edging to a 2-1 win over Carshalton Athletic on Tuesday night.

Dave Anderson’s side were well below their best but managed to turn the game around as they fought back from 1-0 down to record a vital three points.

It was only the Reds’ third home win of the season and ensured they put clear distance between themselves and the sides at the bottom of the table.

Boro got off to a sluggish start and it was no great surprise when they fell behind after just seven minutes.

Bobby Price sent the ball into the area and Jason Henry tapped home from close range.

The hosts managed to grab an equaliser with their first attack after 17 minutes when Jordan Berry won the ball and fed Victor Osobu who shook off a defender before firing in off the post.

Boro’s winner came in the 71st minute and it was a fortuitous moment. Shaun Lucien raced down the wing and sent in a low cross which was diverted past his own keeper by David Bonsu.

Oliver Hawkins had a chance to seal the victory but he made a mess of their attacking position.

Carshalton had a good opportunity to get an equaliser late on but Price headed over at the far post.

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