Harlow Town suffered a third straight loss in the Isthmian League South Central Division as play-off hopefuls Westfield ran out 3-1 winners in Woking.

Max Blackmore scored twice in the first 10 minutes to make an already difficult afternoon for the Hawks even harder.

Tayo Oyebola’s thunderbolt pulled one back five minutes before the interval, but Aaron Watson restored Westfield’s two-goal cushion in the second half.

Westfield fashioned the first opportunity of the game but Hawks goalkeeper Arthur Janata, on loan from Leyton Orient, stood firm to keep the effort out.

However, with seven minutes on the clock, Westfield took the lead through Blackmore’s first of the game.

A minute later, almost straight from the restart, Blackmore doubled his tally to put Westfield two to the good with just eight minutes played.

Harlow settled after the double set-back early on, but a long ball towards their forward line was too heavy as they looked to get back into the game and both a free-kick and a corner were adequately dealt with by the home defence.

Christian Adu Gyamfi was also presented with a good scoring chance when he collected a long throw-in, but he was ruled offside by the linesman.

The Hawks managed to pull one back five minutes before half-time when Oyebola blasted into the bottom corner from range, catching out Westfield goalkeeper Gary Ross who was moving in the opposite direction.

Westfield wasted a good scoring opportunity soon after the restart at their forward shanked wide from a positive position, but they did manage to make it 3-1 when Watson converted.

Chances came and went for the Hawks in the second half as they were unable to trouble Ross further, and Westfield saw out the game with ease to stay third in the table.

Harlow, meanwhile, stay 13th ahead of their game at home to Chalfont St Peter this Saturday.

As the Harlow Guardian was going to print, the side were preparing for Wednesday night’s friendly match at home to Southend United under-23s.