Harrow Borough continued their excellent start to the season by moving up to third in the Southern League Premier Division South courtesy of a 2-1 away win at Walton Casuals on Monday.

Goals in each half from Anthony O’Connor and Kunle Otudeko had Borough in control, and they didn’t falter even when Arel Amu’s strike three minutes from time made it a nervy finish.

Steve Baker selected the same starting 11 for the fourth game running as Harrow got their first outing on a 3G surface this season.

It took time to adjust to the pitch and it resulted in limited chances for both sides early on.

Harrow’s first real effort came when Frank Keita burst forward to set up O’Connor, but he had his shot well saved.

The breakthrough did arrive shortly before half-time, though, when O’Connor netted for the third successive game with a header from George Moore’s cross.

The second half started in a similar vein to the first, with few chances coming to fruition from either team, and it took a change of personnel to finally re-inspire the game.

Otudeko replaced Keita and within minutes had his first goal for the club, striding onto Kensley Maloney’s ball forward before stroking the ball into the far corner.

The hosts showed spirit late on and, perhaps deservedly, got a goal to show for their efforts when Amu ran into the box and finished across Hafed Al-Droubi.

It wasn’t to be enough though, and Borough held on to secure all three points ahead of this Saturday’s home game against Tiverton Town.