Harrow Borough conceded twice in two minutes to surrender a two-goal lead away at Merthyr Town on Saturday.

Ben Tricker’s brace had them in pole position to land their third straight win, but Gethyn Hill and an own goal from Tricker saw Merthyr fight back to draw 2-2.

George Moore’s suspension allowed Anthony O’Connor back into the side after two months out, while George Fenton returned in place of the injured Thomas Scott.

Harrow went ahead with their first effort on goal after 11 minutes from Tricker. O’Connor was brought down on the right and an in-swinging free-kick was met by the head of the Fulham loanee.

The visitors nearly doubled their lead straight away when O’Connor chased a ball into the corner and found Josh Andrew, and he worked his way into the box before seeing an effort deflected onto the post.

It was all Borough in the second half too as Lewis Cole and O’Connor both saw efforts go off target.

However, there was to be a second goal and it was Tricker who doubled his tally for the day by controlling Michael Bryan’s corner and firing into the top corner.

An injury to Marc Charles-Smith and the withdrawal of Chinua Cole meant Borough had to reorganise, and that saw Lewis Cole fill in a left back.

Merthyr capitalised on that straight away and after Cole conceded a free-kick, the delivery was powerfully headed in by Hill to cut the deficit.

A minute later, Merthyr went that side again and a low delivery was turned into his own net by Tricker.

No further goals meant Harrow hung on for a point, but after they were in such a commanding position, they will rue not coming away with all three.

Next up for them is a home game against Hayes & Yeading United this Saturday, kicking off at 3pm.