Trinidad and Tobago rolls past Guatemala

Trinidad & Tobago's Sheldon Bateau (centre) celebrates a first half goal against Guatemala (Getty Images) Source: Getty Images

Trinidad and Tobago's 14-minute spree in the first half set up a 3-1 win over Guatemala to start its CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign in style.

Striker Cordell Cato and defenders Sheldon Bateau and Joevin Jones all scored their maiden international goals as Trinidad and Tobago broke the dam wall at Soldier Field in Chicago, with Stephen Hart's men having come into the fixture without a goal in five internationals.

Trinidad and Tobago tallied nine shots - four on target - in the first half alone, as Ivan Sopegno's Guatemala defence suffered in the Group C opener.

Sopegno swung the changes at half-time, bringing on Minor Lopez and Carlos Mejia for Jonathan Marquez and Stefano Cincotta - with Lopez having an influence.

Carlos Ruiz scored a consolation goal in the 62nd minute, getting on the end of Lopez's flicked-on header to lift a strike beyond goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams.

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