MITCH Parker scored all fours goals as Hartley Wintney enjoyed an excellent 4-1 win away at Harrow.

This came after a spirited fight back by the home side in the second half before a late double from Parker sealed the win.

Hartley started brightly and on four minutes the Borough defence had difficulty in dealing with a cross. Sam Argent reacted quickly and his fierce shot brought out a good save from Borough keeper Luca Ashby-Hammond.

The Row continued to probe and a Nathan Smart cross just eluded Josh Webb in front of goal. After 16 minutes a cross from the left by Mitch Parker had Ashby-Hammond in difficulty as it hit the top of the crossbar. The ball came out to Joe Grant who shot over from a tight angle.

With Borough looking subdued and it came as no surprise when Hartley took the lead on the half hour.

Josh Webb worked space on the left and his pass along the 18 yard line found Mitch Parker.

The striker showed composure in firing in the opening goal.

The Row continued in the ascendancy and on 42 minutes a shot from 20 yards by Joe Grant brought out a save from Ashby-Hammond.

Hartley started the second half well and increased the lead on 48 minutes.

Good interplay between Aaron Kuhl and Mitch Parker ended with Parker shooting home from the edge of the box.

On 52 minutes Parker thought he may have completed a hat trick. After working space down the left the ball eluded Ashby-Hammond and was cleared off the line with the Row thinking it may have gone beyond the line. The officials waved play on.

Two minutes later Grant made ground on the right and his cross was headed wide by Sam Argent.

The introduction of Substitutes by the home side saw them gain a foothold in the match.

On 57 minutes Michael Bryan sent in an accurate cross from the left. Marc Charles-Smith powered a header towards goal and Luke Williams the Row goalkeeper pulled of an excellent save.

A minute later, Williams completed more heroics after a Harrow Free kick was partially cleared. The cross from the left found Charles-Smith who saw his effort pushed wide of the post by Williams at full stretch.

Substitute Bryan was proving troublesome for Hartley and involved in many of the home sides best moments.

The Borough had a chance to reduce the lead on 80 minutes after Okem Chime was hauled down in the penalty area. Anthony O’Conner’s spot kick saw Williams guess correctly and pull off a good save.

However, O’Conner made amends two minutes later when he created space for himself cutting in from the right and firing home from 15 yards.

Harrow continued to press and on 84 minutes George Moore set up Joshua Andrew on the edge of the box. The full back saw his deflected shot saved by the well positioned Williams.

Two minutes later the Row sealed the win with the best goal of the match. A slick move down the left fed Mitch Parker. The striker eluded several tackles along the 18 yard line before shooting home for his hat-trick.

Parker was not finished and on 90 minutes he ran on to a through ball from Ty Smith before shooting home past the out rushing Ashby Hammond.

There was still time for a final chance for the Row when Adam Cornell ran free down the middle but shot wide with his effort.

A good day’s work for the Row who looked solid in every department.

Next for them is a visit from play-off chasing Salisbury on Tuesday night.