After a run of four games without defeat, Harrow Borough slumped to their second successive loss as Mitchell Parker ran riot with all for goals in a 4-1 win for Hartley Wintney.

Parker already had two to his name by the time Ant O’Connor pulled one back for Harrow with six minutes to go, but another late double from the front-man put some gloss on the scoreline for the struggling visitors.

Goalkeeper Hafed Al-Droubi left the club by mutual consent last week, so Fulham loanee Luca Ashby-Hammond returned in goal. Elsewhere, Marc Charles-Smith returned from injury and Okem Chime came in to start, so O’Connor and Michael Bryan dropped to the bench.

A lethargic start from Harrow was almost punished straight away by Sam Argent, but he was kept out by a terrific point-blank save from Ashby-Hammond.

Hartley kept pushing though and they got their reward on the half hour when he finished off a lovely flowing move from the visitors into the top corner.

Harrow had a penalty claim waved away before the end of the half, but that was the closest they got to the visitors’ goal.

Four minutes into the second half, Parker got his second of the afternoon when he outpaced George Fenton and slotted calmly past Ashby-Hammond.

Borough were handed the chance to pull one back 11 minutes from time when Chinua Cole was hauled down in the area, but substitute O’Connor’s weak spot kick was kept out.

However, two minutes later, the striker made amends when he drove home a left-footed effort to halve the deficit.

The joy was short-lived though, as Parker completed his hat-trick within five minutes to restore Hartley’s cushion, and he added his and his side’s fourth with a minute to go to seal things.

Defeat leaves Borough 16th in the Southern League Premier Division South ahead of Saturday’s visit to Taunton Town.