A five-star showing underlined the progress Harrow Borough are making this season as they produced their best display of the campaign to date to thrash Farnborough 5-0 on Saturday.

Leading at the break thanks to Ryan Moss’ goal, the home side accelerated away after the break with further efforts from Shaun Preddie, Mitchal Gough, Moss again and Anthony O’Connor to wrap up an impressive showing that lifted Borough to sixth in the Southern League Premier Division South table.

Harrow were on the front foot from the outset and the pressure finally told in the 28th minute when Moss acrobatically converted from close range after Gough had headed a deep Michael Bryan corner back across goal.

Despite a dominant first half, the hosts had to settle for one-goal lead at the break. But any fears their fans may have had at their side not being further ahead were firmly swept aside as Harrow went into overdrive in the second period.

Preddie doubled their advantage six minutes after the restart when he headed in a deep Bryan cross, and two became three eight minutes later as Gough swept home from 15 yards after his header from a corner had been beaten away.

Moss doubled his account with his 10th of the campaign in the 72nd minute when he latched on to a Frank Kieta pass and held off a defender to fire home.

The seal was set on an impressive afternoon’s work in the last minute of normal time as two substitutes combined, with Shpat Ijmalki’s free-kick glanced in by a fine O’Connor header.