MOLLY WILLIAMS reflected on a tough afternoon for the Alloa women's team as she admitted their performance was deserving of the defeat.

Alloa AWFC hosted Harmony Row Women in a top of the table clash in the SWFL West on Sunday, with the Wasps heading into the game on a tremendous run of form, winning their first three games and scoring 15 goals without reply.

However, a clinical performance by the visitors – and Claire Rae-Love in particular – seen Allan Salvona's side suffer their first defeat of the season and drop to third.

Williams told Advertiser Sport: "Truthfully, it felt like we didn't deserve to be beat that much but with the performance we gave on the pitch we did. Not enough of us gave 100 per cent.

"We've played them before; they beat us 5-0, but we were a different team then and we're a stronger team now.

"It was almost like we were standing off and waiting on it and that was creating that big gap in the middle."

She continued: "There was a lot [of build-up] going into it, a lot on Twitter from the Scottish Women's Football League saying it was a big clash so there was a lot riding on this game to keep on top of the league and we just couldn't manage to.

"I think if we played this game at the start of the season it would have been a lot worse so coming off the back of those games has definitely helped us go further.

"When we started off I thought we were going to get a goal but it just wasn't our day."

The Wasps have recruited well and now boast a healthy squad with plenty of depth.

Williams added: "Having the consistent bodies and more players, we've recruited quite a lot from the university. Having them every week knowing we can rely on them and we've got people on the bench that can come on and make difference. It's just about trying to gel together. The last time we played them we only had 11 and today we had 18 [players]."

After such a strong start to the season, the priority for the coming weekend is to put this defeat firmly behind them and Williams says the team will prepare to do exactly that.

"We're looking at it now and wondering what we did do wrong because we can't just say we're a new team," Williams continued. "We need to go into training this week, fix what has went wrong and work on it together for next weekend.

"We need to go into training with a fresh head, put that behind us and focus on the next game, then when we go to play them again we're a wee bit stronger with a bit more belief."