ALLAN Salvona was pleased with his side’s performance on Sunday as Alloa Athletic Women produced a 1-1 against Buchan United.

The Wasps fought hard in the final game of their first season as an established team despite injuries limiting team selection, with only 13 players named.

The manager was pleased with the result and praised the girls on getting a point against the league contenders.

He said: “I’ve got mixed emotions [on the result]. I thought in the first half, we were really good in terms of attack.

“We were quite limited today in terms of numbers, so I think the girls definitely became a bit tired in the second half, it was a bit backs to the wall. But I think overall – in the previous game against them, we lost 3-1, now drawing 1-1 and actually could’ve sneaked it a couple times as well.

“I think we need to look at the positives in terms of improvement against a team who is well established and up until about three or four games were fighting for the league.

“Overall, I’m feeling positive and just a bit unfortunate not to come away with more.”

The Wasps wait to find out if they have to play one more game, with their fixture against McDermid Ladies in constant doubt due to rescheduling.

Faced with the prospect of the league being done after Sunday’s match, Allan says he feels good about the progress his side has made.

“Again, feeling positive”, he added. “If we were to look at the start of the season, trying to embed a whole new squad, bringing a new style to their football, turnover in players, change of formation – the girls have adapted really well to the instructions and what we’ve been working on in training.

“I think the results in the second half of the season have shown that we’ve come quite far compared to some of the results that were unfortunate in the start of the year.

“We’ve competed well – with the exception of Dunfermline – with all the teams in the league and finished really strongly.

“I think for us, a few of the players have had some niggling injuries, but performance wise and results wise – the season has just ended a bit too early for us because we’re still trying to find out feet.

“I think it’s been a really positive first season for the club. After the first run of fixtures, we set the aim of finishing sixth which was a real task for us initially. But after today’s result, that’s what the girls have achieved.”

Allan will be looking to build on the performances seen during the latter half of the season going into next.

“I think we’re going to start looking to recruit some new players, we’ve seen some that we’d like to approach.

“I’m thinking we should be able to really compete with teams next year. Depending what happens with this outstanding game, we’ll have five or six weeks off then we’ll be back training in January.

“We hope to hit the ground running when the season restarts in March.”