Harrow Borough made it three games unbeaten in the Southern League Premier Division South with a 1-1 draw away at Hartley Wintney.

An early penalty from Mitchell Parker put the hosts ahead but Anthony O’Connor scored an excellent second-half volley to ensure the points were shared.

For the third game running, Steve Baker selected the same starting 11, but the consistency didn’t pay off initially at the home side took an early lead.

A cross struck Shaun Preddie on the arm and with no intent to now be considered by the referee, he had no hesitation in pointing to the spot, and Parker sent Hafed Al-Droubi the wrong way to open the scoring.

After some more pressing from the hosts, the entire dynamic of the game was changed when they were reduced to 10 men for a foul on O’Connor. The resulting free-kick, however, from Michael Bryan was well saved by Luke Williams.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, Hartley thought they had gone ahead when Parker’s shot bounced down off the crossbar, with the referee awarding the goal, but after a discussion with his assistant, he reversed the decision.

The equaliser for Borough came in the 68th minute and in some style too. George Moore crossed from the right and, after readjusting his body, O’Connor smashed a volley over Williams and into the net to level proceedings.

Both sides had chances to steal all three points towards the end. Al-Droubi was forced into a full-stretch save from one of the Hartley substitutes, while Moore was also denied by an excellent save.

However, it finished honours even and Harrow are now unbeaten in three at the start of the season.

Next up for the side is another away trip to Walton Casuals on bank holiday Monday, with kick-off at 3.00pm.