Wealdstone exited the Middlesex Charity Cup on Tuesday night after their first competitive home game against near neighbours Harrow Borough ended in a 6-5 penalty shoot-out defeat following a 3-3 draw.

The visitors led three times through Anthony O’Connor and a Michael Bryan brace, but were pegged back by William Edjenguele and a double from Sanchez Watt.

The Stones struggled to get into the flow of the game early on and fell behind on 20 minutes when O’Connor bundled the ball home after a scramble in the area.

On the cusp of half-time, the first equaliser came when Ross Lafayette sent Watt through, and he stroked it past Luca Ashby-Hammond.

Despite showing more sign of life in the second period, Wealdstone fell behind again when Bryan curled home after cutting inside, but the visitors were pegged back again when Edjenguele fired home on the hour mark.

Bryan then looked to have secured a late winner for Borough with 10 minutes to go when his free-kick curled into the top corner, but only three minutes later Watt found the net to send the game to penalties.

Tommy Coomes missed the decisive kick for the Stones to send Borough, who finished with 10 men after O’Connor was sent off late on, through to the next round.

Next up for Wealdstone is a return to National League South action this weekend as they visit mid-table side Eastbourne Borough.