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Millwall's Mahlon Romeo helps make World Cup history

5 September 2015

Benna Boys record first-ever win against Guatemala

Millwall defender Mahlon Romeo played a key role as Antigua & Barbuda recorded an historic first-ever win against Guatemala in the first of their two-legged World Cup Qualifier at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Played in the early hours of Saturday morning, Lions right-back Mahlon had been itching to get involved in the game having started out on the subs bench.

The two teams were locked level at 0-0 when Mahlon was introduced with 21 minutes remaining, and the 19-year-old made an instant impact. Just three minutes later the Benna Boys scored the decisive goal with a calmly converted penalty from Southend United midfielder Myles Weston.

The one goal advantage could be crucial for Antigua & Barbuda, who face the second leg when the sides meet again in three days time at Mateo Flores, Guatemala City.

Benna Boys: James, Griffith, Francis-Angol, Tumwa, Weston, Robinson (Jahraldo-Martin, 59mins), Harriette, John (Burton, 79mins), Parker, Byers (Romeo, 69mins), Tamorley Thomas.  

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