ALLOA Women’s Team mounted a sensational second half come back to thump Flip the Mindset 4-1 last weekend.

Hosting the Glasgow side at the Indodrill for their first home match in the league this season, the first half saw Alloa go a goal down.

Gaffer Charles Dignan made some positional changes during the second half, including moving Wasps captain Abbie Trotter from left back to striker.

These changes turned the game on its head, with Trotter going on to bag a second half hat trick in an eventual 4-1 victory for the Wasps.


Dignan praised his side’s fight to bounce back, but lamented how the game started.

“It was incredible,” Dignan told Advertiser Sport. “The first half was where we’d been the past few weeks – we have early chances, good chances and we don’t take them.

“We go flat, we let the other team come on to us. You know what football is like, you don’t take your chances early, something’s going to happen in your net.

“Flip the Mindset scored a scrappy goal – it goes into a pool of players of our centre halves and CDM, we don’t deal with it and they manage to get the shot away.

“It’s a goal we shouldn’t be conceding. We make a couple changes just before half time and then we make changes within the existing personnel but move a few players around.

“We find ourselves dominating the game second half and winning the game clean 4-1. The changes are one thing but the real thing is starting from minute one in the second half but we need to be starting from minute one in the first half.”


The move for Trotter from left back to striker proved pivotal in the second half, with the captain going on to score a hat trick.

Heather Bundy got the Wasps back on track with her equaliser not long after play resumed, before Trotter went on to steal the show with a superb second half performance.

“She was fantastic,” Dignan added. “We’ve been thinking about moving Abbie up top or into a more attacking position and we thought that she could take that game by the scruff of the neck if we put her there.

“It was incredible the way she got at the back line, got in behind, the composure in front of goal, the way she got herself into the box.

“She gets the fruits of her labour and she gets a hat trick and it’s just fantastic. She is a credit to the club and we are really lucky to have her.”

Alloa will travel to Bishopbriggs next week to take on West Park United in their second group stage match in the League Cup. The match at Huntershill Sports Hub kicks off at 2.15pm.

Alloa currently sit on a point after a hard-fought draw with Harmony Row and will be looking to build on that performance to advance in the cup.