ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (March 23, 2016) – The Bennaboys opened their Scotiabank CFU Caribbean Cup Campaign, by defeating Aruba 2 – 1 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Wednesday night.
Joshua Parker opened the scoring in the 4th minute of play after tapping in a corner kick from close range. The Benna Boys then doubled their lead in the 23rd minute with a goal from Adriel George from a late run into t he box making it 2 – 0 to the host.
Aruba would find the score sheet in the 28th minute with a strike from Fredrick Gomez. In the end, Antigua and Barbuda would hold out for a 2-1 victory over Aruba in the Group 1 match-up.
Antigua and Barbuda XI: Brentton Muhammad, Quinton Grifffith, Akeem Thomas, Aaron Tumwa, Zaine Francis-Angol, Tomarley “Ziggy” Thomas, Duran Martin, Joshua Parker, Caluam Jahraldo-Martin, AJ George (Rhys Brown 48′), Peter Byers.(Nathaniel JArvis 68′).
Antigua and Barbuda 2 – 1 Aruba.
Goals: Joshua Parker 4th’, AJ Goerge 23rd’
Frederick Gomez 22′(Aruba).