Silkmen midfielder Keiran Murtagh was unfortunate to see his Antigua and Barbuda team mates slip to a 3-1 defeat to Guatemala in Friday night's 2014 World Cup qualification match.
Peter Byers, who plays in the Antiguan side who feature in the American Leagues - Antigua Baracudas - opened the scoring for the visitors in the 39th minute and the side held their lead until the hour mark as Ruiz levelled for the home side.
10 minutes later with the game still at 1-1, Murtagh was replaced by Smith and could only watch as 'keeper Molvin James was sent off for a second yellow card. He was replaced by another Barracuda player, Keita de Castro who's first job was to pick the ball out of the net as Ruiz hit his second of the game.
The score-line was completed in injury time when Pezzarossi beat the replacement 'keeper to make it 3-1.
Elsewhere in the group, the USA fell to a shock 2-1 defeat to Jamaica leaving the Reggae Boyz leading the third round group with seven points. USA and Guatemala have four each and Antigua and Barbuda one at the halfway point.
Guatemala visit Antigua's Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (The cricket ground built for the 2007 World Cup, which is the football team's temporary home) on Tuesday night.