Harrow Borough remain in danger of dropping to a mid-table finish in the Evo Stik League South Premier Division South after Chesham United inflicted their third loss in four games by winning 2-0.

Chesham are one of a host of teams closing in on Borough in the table and first-half goals from Matt Sinclair and Kieran Murphy kept them in that pack.

Steve Baker selected the same starting 11 that had won at Gosport Borough last week but they couldn’t have the same effect in this game.

Borough, though, did have the game’s first opportunity when Mark Bitmead volleyed well wide of the goal, and he also had an effort blocked early on.

The Generals managed to ride the early pressure and took the lead in the 29th minute when Borough went to sleep at a corner as the ball was played to Sinclair on the edge of the box, and he was given far too much time to fire past Hafed Al-Droubi.

Bitmead once again went off target before the half’s end, which allowed Chesham to double their advantage when a cross bounced along the six-yard line and Murphy reacted quickest to fire home.

George Moore had a host of opportunities after the break to get Borough back into it, but they never looked like obtaining anything from the game late on and Chesham held on for their two-goal victory.

Borough can put an end to their downturn in form this weekend when they host Wimborne Town on Saturday at 3pm.