Harrow Borough fell to a fifth home defeat in six after a 1-0 loss against Wimborne Town on Saturday.

Magpies’ substitute Aidan Shephard’s well-taken 69th minute strike condemned Harrow to a familiar feeling at the Earlsmead Stadium.

On a wet afternoon in north-west London, it was the visitors who dominated the opening exchanges, with Curtis Young and Sam Bayston both having efforts on goal saved by Hafed Al-Droubi.

Harrow’s first chance fell to Lewis Cole, whose 20-yard drive was held by on-loan Bournemouth keeper Cameron Plain.

Luke Burbidge almost broke the deadlock for Wimborne but he shot wide after being pressured by multiple Harrow defenders as the sides went in level at the break.

Al-Droubi was forced into another save after the restart from Bayston before Jordan Ireland blasted over from the edge of the box for the hosts in a tight encounter.

Both dugouts opted to make changes in the 66th minute as Harrow changed to a back four when introducing Joakim Ehui to the fray, however it was the visitors’ substitute who made the greater impact.

Just three minutes after coming on, Shephard made himself some space 20 yards from goal and fired a low shot into the bottom left-hand corner past the helpless Al Droubi.

Harrow pushed for an equaliser late-on, coming closest through Cole’s shot from a tight angle, which flashed across goal and was inches away from the foot of substitute Ehui.

Defeat leaves Borough in 12th place, although their position is somewhat false due to sides below them playing less games.

Harrow will next be in action in a first-ever visit to Yate Town on Saturday, who are one of the sides currently below them in the table with games in hand.