The Middlesex County Cup proved an unhappy hunting ground for Northwood as they fell to a 3-1 defeat against Harrow Borough on Tuesday.

The home side took the lead in the 19th minute and were two clear shortly before the break.

Borough’s progress was all but assured 13 minutes after the restart as they eased to a 3-0 lead, but Wood at least managed to grab a consolation through Kyran Worrell.

Cup disappointment was made slightly easier to swallow by a comfortable Bostik League win on Saturday, which saw the Wood down Ashford Town 3-0.

It took just eight minutes for Northwood to set the tone for the rest of the game as Ben Pattie broke clear to fire home.

Pattie completed his brace just minutes later as he turned in from Kweku Lucan’s cross.

The scoring was completed in fine fashion on the hour when defender Sam Tring found the net from 20 yards out.

Northwood climbed to eighth in the table by virtue of the win.

Berkhamsted also endured a mixed few days as they lost in the league on Saturday before advancing in the Challenge Cup in midweek.

Saturday saw Berko come up against an organised Coleshill Town side on the road and fell to a 1-0 defeat.

The decisive moment came with 51 minutes on the clock when Danny Murphy conceded a spot-kick with a needless foul.

To the surprise of many the Coleshill keeper took the penalty and made no mistake from 12 yards.

The Comrades bounced back from the defeat on Tuesday, easing to a 2-0 win over Aylesbury United.

Both goals came from Matt Bateman as the Berko man struck either side of half-time.