The young Bees took a first-half lead, before McFarlane notched the equaliser just after the hour-mark for the visitors with a slightly miss-hit shot, following an excellent run
“It was probably a fair result,” admitted Blues academy coach Steve Spooner.
“Brentford had the better of the exchanges in the first half and I would suggest we did in the second.
“We were a bit slow out of the traps in the first 15 minutes and it was a very difficult bobbly pitch, which made it harder for the players.
“But as the game went on we got into our stride, sorted out our formation and grew into it.
“The second-half we took more control and created several good chances, although right at the death we had a really good chance which we failed to take.
“Overall it was a very good test for our young players against a big and powerful Brentford side that made it hard for us physically. Three of back four were schoolboys and they dealt with them very well, which bodes well for the future.”