ANOTHER piece of history was written on Sunday as Alloa Athletic's Women recorded their first ever professional victory.

Goals from Strummer Bernard, Molly Williams and Cree Connell were enough for the side to defeat Forfar 3-2 and lift the team off the bottom of the table.

Manager Allan Salvona told Advertiser Sport he was delighted to see his team get off the mark.

He said: “I want to say it’s been a long time coming but performances have been improving and it was just about turning up on the day.

“We want into the match knowing there was potential for the first win of the season and there was a real buzz at training throughout the week and that was just a continuation of the East Fife game.

“The girls turned up and did the business which was great.

"We did it the hard way, went 1-0 up then 2-1 down but the girls pulled it out the bag in the second half.”

Salvona continued: “We were quite dominant down the wings which was good and we got a lot of joy from our corners.

“If there’s one disappointment it’s that we didn’t take the chances from the corners we had. The deliveries were excellent, it was just arriving a second late or putting a wide. We scored from two which was great but we could have scored more.

“The performance wasn’t on par with the East Fife performance but the girls dug deep and managed to get the win out the way.”

After that East Fife performance, which seemed to be a turning point for the team, there was no game last weekend and Salvona was pleased to see his side didn’t let that momentum disappear.

He said: “At training and through the chats with the team it’s been really positive and it was good to see them bring that into the game.

“We’ve kept a real positive buzz about the place and I think we all felt [Sunday] was going to be a real pivotal day for the club.

“We’re acknowledging that it’s early days but it’s the first win under their belt and now we can move in.”

While Williams has scored before, Sunday’s match was the first time Bernard and Connell had scored for the Wasps.

Salvona continued: “Strummer put in a good performance against East Fife and we wanted to see more of that [on Sunday].

“She was a constant thorn in their side, just being direct against the defenders. I’m delighted she’s off the mark.

“Cree was unfortunate not to start but she performed really well, a great finish from the corner on the volley and managed to find the top corner.”