Harrow Borough suffered a defensive and disciplinary shocker in Dorset as they crashed to a 5-3 defeat at Wimborne Town.

From being in total control of Saturday’s game, the visitors threw away three points after a second-half display in which their defence was cut to shreds and two players contrived to get sent off.

It all started promisingly for Harrow as early pressure was translated into a 14th-minute lead when Ryan Moss bundled in a Lewis Cook corner.

With Wimborne having lost their opening two fixtures, their opponents looked to turn the screw and they doubled their advantage in the 34th minute when Michael Bryan fired home.

However, the first signs of defensive sloppiness appeared shortly before the break as Tobias Holmes capitalised to halve the deficit.

Wimborne were to be back on terms 10 minutes after the interval when Jack Lovell converted a penalty following a Ryan Haugh foul, but it was soon to get much worse for Borough.

Mark McLeod was the first player to be sent off following an over-zealous challenge and from the resultant free-kick Sam Davidson make it 3-2.

Harrow were then reduced to nine when Shaun Preddie received a second booking but they held out until the 83rd minute when Curtis Young netted Town’s fourth.

Four minutes later came another twist when George Moore made it 4-3, but any hope of a dramatic comeback was to be quickly extinguished by Holmes’ second.