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Their fast and furious start got even better three minutes later when Cordell Cato found the bottom right corner from close range to put his side firmly in control.
Talisman Kenwyne Jones missed a chance to add a third midway through the half, but his blushes were spared by Joevin Jones - who plies his trade in the Windy City with Chicago Fire - moments later as he struck a killer blow.
Ivan Franco Sopegno's side, who are ranked 93rd in the world, failed to register a single shot on goal in the first half.
Despite their shot-shy opening 45 minutes, Guatemala emerged from the break reinvigorated and reduced the arrears on 62 minutes.
Nevertheless, Trinidad and Tobago came back stronger and Kenwyne Jones and Willis Plaza both went close to restoring the three-goal cushion, but failed to find the target.