Harrow Borough continue to move in the right direction and sit sixth in the Southern League Premier Division South table following last night’s 2-1 victory over Basingstoke Town.

Manager Steve Baker kept faith with the same starting XI from Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Swindon Supermarine, but it was soon evident the decision to play a back four would give the hosts problems against slick passing, quick-breaking opponents.

Borough goalkeeper Hafed Al-Droubi was forced into early action, but there was nothing he could do in the 14th minute when Sam Deadfield’s through ball split a square backline and Jack McKnight lashed home.

The home side were fortunate not to be further behind at the break, but Baker reorganised at the break and switched to 3-5-2, with new signing Josh Andrew introduced for his debut.

The substitute’s impact was to be instant as he delivered a superb cross for Ryan Moss to glance home the equaliser two minutes after the restart.

The initiative had changed and Basingstoke keeper Colm McAdden was called into action to thwart Dylan Kearney, while Mitchal Gough floated an effort narrowly over before what proved to be the winner arrived in the 65th minute.

Michael Bryan played the ball wide to Andrew, he sped past Robert Gerrard before lifting a delivery into the six-yard box where Moss rose highest to head in his second of the game.

Basingstoke rallied for spell before Kearney saw a goal ruled out for offside, but Harrow needed a fine reaction save from Al-Droubi to deny McKnight before they were able to celebrate another victory.