Harrow Borough ended a run of three straight defeats in the Southern League Premier Division South after holding play-off chasers Poole Town to a goalless draw.

Late efforts from Jordan Ireland could have snatched the points for the hosts, but they will be happy with a point and a solid performance against one of the league’s better-performing sides.

Ireland’s powerful run forward created the game’s first chance, but his cross was blocked, and Luca Ashby-Hammond was the first of the two goalkeepers to be called into action when he tipped over Will Spetch’s powerful header.

Okem Chime then came forward for Harrow, but his surging run was stopped by an excellent Jamie Whisken tackle, while at the other end Ashby-Hammond did well to hold a low cross from Luke Holmes.

The goalkeeper on loan from Fulham was putting in an assured display and claimed a dangerous cross from Sam Jackson in the second half as Poole looked for the points that potentially could have put them into the play-off spots.

Harrow, meanwhile, were not giving up on causing a surprise result, but Ireland wasted a good chance late on when his effort from a Michael Bryan corner went over.

Ireland went close to snatching all three points for Borough as the game drew to a close, but his dipping effort was tipped around the post by Luke Cairney.

The result leaves Harrow 17th in the table, five points clear of safety, ahead of tomorrow night’s Middlesex Charity Cup match away at Wealdstone.