In a closely fought affair Guam has narrowly lost 3-2 to Chinese Taipei on Saturday evening in a match they dominated until a raft of second half changes handed momentum to the hosts.
In front of almost 5,000 people at the Taipei Municipal Stadium, the home side took the lead in the 5th minute but Guam responded 29 minutes later as Justin Lee grabbed his maiden goal for the Matao.
In a move begun by debutant Eddie Na, Shane Malcolm’s effort fell to Lee who was on hand to prod past the home side’s goalkeeper and level the scores.
Missing a host of first-team regulars, including AJ DeLaGarza and Shawn Nicklaw, Guam then stunned the hosts by adding a second on the 44th minute.
Travis Nicklaw, starting as the lone striker, saw his effort flash across the face of goal and after rebounding off a defender, Malcolm was on hand to stroke home the follow-up to send Guam to the break with a well-deserved lead.....