HILLINGDON Borough picked up their first points of the season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Holmer Green on Saturday.
After coming close to opening the scoring, twice hitting the woodwork, Boro opened the scoring on the stroke of halftime through Robert Laney.
The decisive goal came midway through the second half through Sam Sharples, who was later sent off for two bookable offences.
The home team had lost their first three league games but were buoyed by their FA Cup success of the previous weekend.
They started brightly and could have taken the lead when Robert Laney got free in the area. His right foot shot was too good for Henry Craven but came back off the inside of the post.
The frame of the goal was rattled again five minutes later when Robert Gradwell sent a left foot shot against the crossbar.
Holmer Green then had a chance to take the lead when Ashley Kelynack got free behind the home defence and challenged the keeper for a bouncing ball.
The opening goal came right at the end of the first half.
Steve Lawrence sent a high cross into the box and Laney got in between two defenders to head the ball home.
The striker had another chance to score early in the second half after being out through by Gradwell but he clipped the ball wide.
Hillingdon's second goal came from a determined run from Sam Hurrell down the left side. His cross was cleared only as far as Sam Sharples who stroked the ball home.
The rest of the game petered out and the only incident of note was a melee after Hurrell was cleaned out by an over the top challenge from Holmer's Andy Steven.
Several players from both sides joined in and after picking up a booking for his part in the melee, Sharples received his second yellow for kicking the ball away.
Holmer Green tried to find a way back into the match but lacked the quality to break down the home defence. The win picks Hillingdon off the bottom of the table and they will hoping that this will kick start their season.