THEO Walcott wasn’t the only member of the family celebrating a goal on Saturday.
But while the England winger’s strike kept Arsenal’s title challenge on track, cousin Jacob’s winner for Bognor at Earlsmead dealt a blow to in-form Harrow’s promotion hopes.
However, the hosts will reflect on the fact their own schoolboy error gifted the teenage speedster the killer goal which ended their eight match unbeaten league run.
Pressing for an equaliser inside the last 10 minutes, Borough were undone when an innocuous ball forward saw skipper Wayne Walters and Richard Orlu failed to play to the whistle convinced Walcott was offside.
No flag and no whistle came leaving the Reading trainee on work experience with the Rocks to run through and slide the ball inside Andray Baptiste’s near post.
Even then Dave Howell’s men, who dominated the second half, might have saved the game in a storming finish.
First James Fraser, put through by Rocky Baptiste’s exquisite pass, saw his shot shot beat the excellent Anthony Ender, only to see the ball hit the base of the post.
Howell then threw on Kurt Morlese with five minutes left and with his first touch the striker finally pierced the Rocks’ rearguard, chesting down Kwasi Frempong’s lofted pass before thumping into the far corner.
And it looked as if Harrow had pulled off the great escape in the last minute of normal time as Dewayne tricked his way beyond his marker and into the box only for Ender to pull of the last of several superb saves in a man-of-the-match performance.
Defeat was harsh on Borough, who but for Ender may have won comfortably.
However, they were chasing the game after a first half when they failed to cope with the slick passing football of their relegation-haunted visitors.
They fell behind on 15 minutes to another goal rooted in defensive mistakes. Richard Hudson was given too much time to cross and with keeper Baptiste slow to come and punch clear, Jason Prior headed over him into the net.
Ender denied Rocky Baptiste a leveller with a brilliant stop with his legs, before at the other end Ronanye Marsh-Brown did brilliantly to block Matthew Wood’s shot on the line prevent Bognor doubling their lead.
It was a similar story after the break as Ender again denied Baptiste when clean through, before brilliantly tipping over Ryan Watts’ dipping volley.