Harrow Borough suffered a narrow 2-1 home defeat to high-flyers Truro City in the Southern League Premier Division South on Saturday.

Tyler Harvey scored a goal in each half to put Truro two ahead, and they managed to hang on despite Frank Keita pulling a goal back for Borough late on.

Harrow reverted to a three-man defence with wing-backs, and with the addition of new signing Matt Drage at the heart of the backline, the hosts looked solid in the early exchanges.

Keita and Dylan Kearney both missed good opportunities early on to put Borough ahead, and that would come back to bite them as Truro took the lead on 24 minutes.

Hafed Al-Droubi denied Luke Jephcott, but Harvey was the quickest to react and fired the rebound into the far corner.

The Cornish side took a lot of confidence from the opener, and though they weren’t able to add to it before the interval, Harrow looked bereft of ideas and well out of the game even at 1-0.

Harvey doubled the visitors’ advantage shortly after the restart when Jephcott’s effort was blocked by the arm of Preddie, and he beat Al-Droubi from the penalty spot.

Harvey went close to a hat-trick when he lofted a poor clearance just over the bar, but instead of putting the game to bed Truro lost their concentration slightly and allowed Harrow back into it.

Debutant Drage popped up on the wing to send it a perfect cross for Keita to head home and give the hosts a glimmer of hope.

However, even with five minutes of stoppage time, an equaliser could not be found and Borough drop well into the mid-table mix.

Borough will look to put things right tomorrow night when they visit Chesham United in the league, kicking off at 7.45pm.