DARLINGTON striker Reece Styche played as Gibraltar made history, winning a competitive game for the first time.

They beat Armenia 1-0 in the Uefa Nations League on Saturday, Joseph Chipolina's second-half penalty giving the visitors a first competitive victory in 23 matches.

Their two previous victories - against Malta and Latvia - had come in friendly matches.

Gibraltar became a Uefa-affiliated team in 2013, with Styche coming off the bench at the weekend to win his fourth cap.

He came on after 70 minutes against Armenia, who had Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in their side.

Styche, who missed Quakers’ 2-1 win at FC United of Manchester in order to represent his country, qualifies to play for Gibraltar through a grandparent.

His international bow came in 2014, but his second and third caps did not come until last month, when he made substitute appearances against both Liechtenstein and Macedonia.

Darlington's most capped international is Franz Burgmeier, who made seven appearances for Liechtenstein during the 2008-09 season.

Gibraltar play at home to Liechtenstein tomorrow when they hope to record another win – Saturday's three points being their first in any competition, as they lost all of their Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.

Meanwhile, Gibraltar say they received an apology from Armenia officials after the wrong national anthem was played before their match. The anthem of Liechtenstein was mistakenly used.