HARROW Borough manager Dave Howell says he has reached breaking point over his players' notoriously poor time-keeping.

Howell's pre-match preparations before last night's 2-1 FA Trophy defeat to Wealdstone were again hampered by five latecomers which forced him into an unwanted reshuffled of his starting XI.

"Our preparations of old came back again and it's becoming the norm", said a disgruntled Howell. "Perhaps they don't understand just how important the preparations are but it's getting ridiculous now. They all offer me some reason or some rubbish for being late but people are just stupid at times."

Stones boss Gordon Bartlett was disappointed with the way his side allowed Harrow back into contention having gone 2-0 up.

"We got a little bit overconfident and took risks by passing into areas we shouldn't have done", he said.