Brentwood Town 1, Tilbury 1
TILBURY were denied and opening day Ryman One North win when the three points were snatched from their grasp in injury time.
The equaliser from Blues substitute Steve Butterworth cancelled out Tom Wraight’s 74th minute opener for Tilbury.
Butterworth latched on to Neil Cousins’s flick to coolly beat Dockers keeper James Marrable in the third minute of stoppage time.
In an even first half, the best chance fell to Danny Francis who was put clean through in the 28th minute but shot just wide of Brentwood goalkeeper Elliot Justham’s post.
Cousins and Sherwin Stanley threatened to put the Blues ahead as the home side got on top in the second half but they were stunned when Tom Wraight headed in Emile Aiken’s cross.
Brentwood’s late pressure looked to be in vain until Butterworth’s late goal earned a point.