Harlow Town conceded the lead twice on Tuesday as came out on the wrong side of a 4-3 thriller at home to league leaders Ware on Tuesday night.

Former Hawk Andre McCollin’s hat-trick proved vital for the visitors, who also netted through Albert Adu-Donyinah, while Harlow’s goals came through a Christian Adu Gyamfi brace and Freddie Moncur.

Harlow took a fourth minute lead when Gyamfi won the race to a long ball forward and nodded it over Ware goalkeeper Calum Kitscha.

Ware, though, soon showed why they are leading the way in the Isthmian League South Central Division, and levelled when Tom Williams’ delivery was converted by Adu-Donyinah.

Chances for both Tayo Oyebola and Jeremie Sivi went astray for Harlow, which allowed Ware to turn the game on its head when McCollin finished off a counter attack by blasting past Josh Bexon.

Harlow’s positive display led to them pulling level early in the second half when Moncur took aim from just outside the box and fired into the top left corner.

Six minutes later, they had completed the turnaround when Sivi laid the ball on for Chris Bourne, and his low cross was tucked away by Gyamfi.

Harlow were unable to hold the lead again, though, and Ware levelled proceedings once more with a quarter of an hour to go when McCollin poked home, and three minutes later he was left free again, tapping home to make it 4-3, a score Ware held until the end.

Saturday saw the Hawks end their three-game winless run with a 2-0 success away at Hertford Town.

They led at the break thanks to Oyebola’s header from a Gyamfi cross after half an hour, and they wrapped the points up with five minutes to go as Sivi threaded through for Gyamfi to finish.

Both results leave Harlow 12th in the table, nine points adrift of the play-off spots.