BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent have teed up a mouthwatering FA Cup tie against former Football League side Torquay United.

The R's defeated Egham Town 2-1 in tonight's second qualifying round replay and now host the Gulls, of National League South, at the Taydal Stadium on Saturday week (October 6).

It promises to be an eagerly-anticipated contest against a Gulls side managed by vastly-experienced former Peterborough United, Yeovil Town and Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson.

Tonight's replay was needed after Brightlingsea and Egham drew 3-3 on Saturday.

The R's led 2-0 and 3-1 but were pegged back and conceded an equaliser in the 90th minute.

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With the draw for the next round taking place on Monday lunchtime, there was plenty at stake heading into tonight's encounter and Regent took the lead just before half-time thanks to a brilliant, powerful effort from the left by Billy Hunt.

The striker had earlier seen an effort cleared off the line.

Sean McCormack equalised with a well-worked goal on the hour-mark but Tom Rothery's Brightlingsea regained their advantage eight minutes later through midfielder Jake Turner.

The midfielder curled home a peach of a free-kick from 25 yards to spark scenes of celebration around the Taydal.