RCI St. Lucia
posted on June 11, 2015 11:32
Antigua and Barbuda were stunned by St Lucia in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.
The third-highest ranked country involved in the second round of qualifying for Russia 2018, Antigua and Barbuda suffered a setback as they lost the first leg of their tie 3-1 to St Lucia in North Sound.
The hosts at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium got off to the perfect start when Tevaughn Harriette struck in the 21st minute, but it was all downhill thereafter.
St Lucia equalised five minutes later through Tremain Paul and they led just past the hour-mark when David Henry was on target.
Substitute Troy Greenidge added a third in injury time to give St Lucia a healthy buffer ahead of the second leg at the same venue on Sunday.
Antigua and Barbuda, ranked 104th in the FIFA standings, are among the best of the 20 teams involved in the second round, ranked lower than only El Salvador (89th) and Guatemala (93rd).