Harrow Borough fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Gosport Borough in the Southern League Premier Division South on Saturday.

Joe Lea put Gosport ahead on 28 minutes when he nodded home a deep cross and it was two before half-time as Matt Paterson slotted home.

Harrow were put under pressure right from the off and Gosport wasted a good opportunity when they fired wide from the edge of the area.

Ryan Moss and Lewis Cole both had chances to put Borough in front against the run of play, but the former had his header hacked clear while the latter’s long-range effort was deflected wide.

Despite those chances, there was little surprise when the visitors took the lead when Lea was one of two left unmarked at the far post, and he headed home following good build-up play down the right.

Some route-one attacking from Gosport allowed them to double their lead shortly after. A long ball down the middle caught the Harrow defence off-guard, and Paterson shrugged off George Fenton before firing past Hafed Al-Droubi.

Gosport had a glorious chance to put Harrow firmly out of sight early in the second half, but Theo Lewis’ effort went straight into the clutches of Al-Droubi.

Ola Williams had Borough’s only real chance of the second half, but he was well denied by Patrick O’Flaherty as the keeper raced off his line to save at Williams’ feet.

Defeat leaves Borough sixth in the table ahead of a two-week break from action. They return on Saturday October 12 at home to Truro City before travelling to high-flying Chesham United three days later.