Harrow Borough were knocked out of the CSS League Challenge Cup at the preliminary round stage following a 3-2 loss away at Beaconsfield Town.

Lewis Cole scored either side of half-time for Borough, putting them ahead and then levelling the game at 2-2, but a goal for the hosts 10 minutes from time ended their cup exploits at the first opportunity.

Harrow settled into the game quicker and took the lead after only 15 minutes when Cole tricked his way past a defender and fired into the far corner beyond Myles Bowman.

Beaconsfield drew level on the half-hour mark, though, as Loui Fazakerley played a neat one-two before clipping the ball over Hafed Al-Droubi.

The home side took the lead later in the second half when Jordan Ajanlekoko made amends for a miss moments before by running clear of the defence and slotting home.

Borough show their grit towards the end to level once more through Cole who struck low past the keeper, but Beaconsfield edged ahead just four minutes later with what proved to be the winner – Tre Mitford drawing Al-Droubi out before flicking the ball over him and in.

The side will look to return to winning ways this weekend when they travel to leaders Poole Town in the Southern League Premier Division South.