FA Cup: Sporting Bengal 1 Brentwood Town 3

A Sporting Bengal United player looks to keep the ball in the corner against Ilford (pic: Tim Edward

A Sporting Bengal United player looks to keep the ball in the corner against Ilford (pic: Tim Edwards). - Credit: Archant

Sporting Bengal United crashed out of the FA Cup with a 3-1 defeat to Brentwood Town in a Preliminary Round replay.

The two sides drew 1-1 in the original tie at the Brentwood Arena and had to meet again at the Mile End Stadium but this time the Bostik North side dispatched of Imrul Gazi’s men with comfort.

Goals from Tobi Joseph, Alfie Hilton and Albert Levett sealed the victory for Craig Shipmen’s team despite a consolation goal from John Watson.

Town opened the scoring through former Hornchurch player Joseph in the 13th minute and with neither side capitalising on their chances it 1-0 at the half-time break.

Bengal levelled the score in the 70th minute when Watson slotted home a penalty after Bobby Redwood was brought down inside the box.


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Two minutes later the visitors regained the lead thanks to Alfie Hilton who found the back of the net.

Brentwood then went down to 10-men when Harry Cuthbert picked up his second yellow card of the match.

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But it didn’t affect them as Albert Levett stretched their lead to 3-1 in the 90th minute to seal their progress into the first qualifying round of the competition.

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