Harrow Borough slumped to their second Evo-Stik League South Premier Division South loss in a row, with a 2-1 loss at home to Frome Town denting their playoff hopes.

Mark Bitmead flicked Borough into a first-half lead but Troy Simpson’s second-half brace gave Frome a vital victory in their bid for survival.

The game started slowly for both sides on a dry and bumpy pitch but Frome edged the opening exchanges, drawing a good save from Hafed Al-Droubi when Rex Manning was played through.

Despite the relegation-threatened side’s positive start, it was Borough that took the lead on the stroke of half-time when George Moore delivered a perfect cross from the right and Bitmead flicked home his first senior goal for the side to have them lead at the break.

Frome started the second half as they had in the first, slightly edging the balance of play and it paid dividends after 55 minutes when Al-Droubi spilled Joe O’Loughlin’s shot into Simpson’s path and he tapped in from three yards out.

Harrow responded positively but the game’s defining moment came late on when Simpson capitalised on a defensive mix-up, firing in at the third attempt after Al-Droubi had produced an excellent double save.

The loss leaves Borough seven points shy of Kings Langley, who occupy the final playoff spot, and their next game sees them travel to another relegation candidate in Gosport Borough this Saturday.