ALLOA ATHLETIC Women’s team has established themselves as the side to beat in the Biffa West League, following an impressive 4-0 dispatching of Clydebank on Sunday, January 29.

A third successive league victory, the team are not only firing in goals up top but have yet to concede a goal at the other end.

On Sunday, despite a slow start from the Wasps, captain Abbie Trotter had her side team 1-0 up by the break.

But they came out much stronger in the second half and goals from Amy Cully, Cree Connell and Heather Dickson secured the three points.

Manager Allan Salvona said he was delighted with the result but placed a focus on Alloa needing to start games off strongly rather than grow into them.

He told Advertiser Sport: “I was really pleased with the result, but we didn’t really perform for the first 70 minutes or so – particularly in the final third.

“Our goalkeeper, back three and holding midfielder bailed us out for a bit in the first opening hour, so another solid performance at the back.

“It wasn’t until the second goal went in that the girls started to relax. But for that last 20 minutes, we played some of the best football we’ve probably ever played.

“We just need to work on starting games the way we ended the game on Sunday.”

Previous games had seen Salvona place a lot of importance on keeping a clean sheet in games, something the Alloa Women’s team has now done in every game this season.

This ensures Alloa remain top of the table on nine points, only narrowly beating Harmony Row on goal difference.

“Another clean sheet," Salvona continued: "Three wins on the bounce and scoring 15 goals is beyond my expectations.

“I set the target of nine points in the first three games, but to do the way that we’ve done it, and keeping those clean sheets, is a testament to the defenders and their work rate.

“We made some tactical changes at the end of last year and we’ve seen the benefits of them. It’s allowed the defence to become a bit more comfortable in the style of play.

“We just need to focus on becoming more clinical in the midfield through to the forwards, just working on consistency.

“We don’t want to be a second-half team. We need to do what we can to hit the ground running from the first whistle.”

Alloa will be back at the Indodrill on Sunday, February 5, to take on Harmony Row, in what will be a top-of-the-table clash.

The Wasps sit at the top of the table with a goal difference of 15, with Harmony hot on their tales only two goals behind on 13.

“We’ve got good squad depth now,” Salvona added. “We’ve got strength in depth and can pull players off that we’d usually rely on.

“With that in mind, it’ll be another tough game on Sunday against Harmony Row.”