Harrow Borough are now winless in four Southern League Premier South games after a 3-1 defeat away at fourth-placed Salisbury.

Frank Keita’s goal made it 1-1 at the break after an early opener from Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick, but he added his second after Nathaniel Oseni had put the hosts back in front in the second half.

Steve Baker made two changes from the side that drew against Chesham United, with Kensley Maloney coming in for Jordan Ireland and Dylan Kearney starting up front with Ant O’Connor.

Salisbury opened the scoring with just a minute on the clock when the dangerous Hippolyte-Patrick found a way past Hafed Al-Droubi in the Borough goal.

The hosts could have gone two up early on when they broke into the penalty area, but Al-Droubi was quick off his line to smother any danger.

The game balanced out after Salisbury’s fast start and Borough started to get a foothold in the game, so much so that their 30th-minute equaliser was fully deserved. George Moore was allowed to run at goal and shoot from outside the area, and the goalkeeper could only palm the ball into Keita’s path, who tapped into the empty net.

Harrow thought they had taken the lead within a minute of the second half when O’Connor bundled home from Moore’s free-kick, but the linesman intervened and the goal was ruled out for offside.

Instead, it was Salisbury who regained their advantage after 56 minutes when Oseni rose highest from a corner to power a header past Al-Droubi.

That goal seemed to deflate Harrow and they rarely looked like troubling Salisbury from that point onwards.

Hippolye-Patrick had a chance to bag his second when he burst past Shaun Preddie and shot wide, but there was no denying him his brace late on when a scuffed shot fell into his path, and he crashed home on the turn to confirm the result and cap a disappointing afternoon for Borough.

Baker’s side now sit 13th in the table, a point behind tied trio Weston-super-Mare, Blackfield & Langley and Hartley Wintney, ahead of tonight’s game at home to Metropolitan Police.