Harlow Town ended a dismal run of form by winning for the first time since November on Saturday, defeating struggling Staines Town 1-0.

Prior to the weekend’s success, Harlow’s last three-point haul had not come since a 2-0 win over Westfield on November 2.

However, Billy Jones’ goal after just four minutes against Staines was enough to end the 10-game streak in which the best the Hawks could muster was two draws.

The goal that gave Harlow the lead was an absolute gift from Staines, who have won just twice in the Isthmian South Central Division all season and sit just three points above the relegation zone.

A terrible back-pass was seized upon by Jones, who was left one-on-one with Swans keeper Jacob Adams, but he kept his cool to slot home.

Staines’ best chance of the first half to level came from new signing Wraynel Hercules, who was only announced on a work experience loan from Barnet on the day of the game.

A cross came in towards his head, but he could only guide his attempt narrowly the wrong side of the post.

Staines had the first opening of the second half as well as Klajdi Cani met Danny Taylor’s inviting ball into the box, but he too could only head wide.

The Hawks created fairly little in a bid to increase their lead, but in reality they didn’t really have to thanks to some of the wayward finishing from Staines.

Despite all the poor results that went before this game, Harlow are still only three points outside the play-off places, however Tooting & Mitcham United, who occupy the last spot, have played four games fewer than Harlow.

Next up for the Hawks is a trip to Surrey to take on Chertsey Town. The current FA Vase holders are just a point behind the Hawks in the table but haven’t won in their last two matches.