Saturday 20th August
FA CUP PRELIMINARY ROUND
BRENTWOOD TOWN 1 - 2 TILBURY
Tilbury came from behind at the Brentwood Arena to secure a place in the next round. Brentwood stated the first half brightly and had a call for a penalty in the first minute before taking a deserved lead when Lamar Reynolds surged through the centre of the Dockers defence and slipped the ball under keeper Lee Butcher.
Tilbury equalised in the 20th minute, Kurt Smith scoring from the penalty spot after John Burgess had handled. The visitors then went ahead when former Blues striker Tony Martin headed into the top corner.
Both sides had chances in the second half but both keepers were in good form, Butcher saving well from Brentwood’s Reynolds and Charlie Georgiou, and Lewis Moore keeping out efforts from Dockers’ Reiss Gilbey.