FA Cup: Brentwood Town 1 Sporting Bengal United 1

Sporting Bengal United's Zakariya Haque wheels off to celebrate after scoring against Ilford (pic: T

Sporting Bengal United's Zakariya Haque wheels off to celebrate after scoring against Ilford (pic: Tim Edwards) - Credit: Archant

Sporting Bengal United have earnt themselves an FA Cup replay after holding Bostik North outfit Brentwood Town to a draw at the Brentwood Arena.

Imrul Gazi’s side got off to a strong start and found themselves with a 0-1 lead when Steven Carvell found the net in the 21st minute.

A minute later Town had Ryan Mallet sent off after picking up a red card, leaving them with 10 men.

Despite a dominant performance from Bengal, the hosts found an equaliser in the 65th minute when Harry Doyle fired a shot into the back of the net.

Manager Imrul Gazi tweeted: “To say I’m gutted, would be an understatement! My Sporting Bengal lads were brilliant today - just didn’t take the chances.


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“On another day we win comfortably.

“We go again on Wednesday night at Mile End.”

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The two sides will meet again Wednesday evening at the Mile End Stadium where they will find out who progresses into the first qualifying round of the cup competition.

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