Alloa Athletic Women made history last weekend as they became the first Wasps women squad to win a League Cup game.

The Wasps extended their unbeaten run to four games this season as the squad dug deep to see out a 4-3 win over Bishopbriggs side West Park United.

Alloa went down to ten players but found the net four times courtesy of an Amy Cully strike and a second consecutive hat-trick from captain Abbie Trotter.

Assistant manager Gregg McSwiggan praised the full squad for digging deep after being a player down and seeing out a massive League Cup win.

He said: ”We had a very good start which had been a bit of a problem in recent weeks, we seemed to be a bit of a second half time so it was good to get out the blocks early.

“We got a goal which our player really deserved then we got pegged back by a sloppy goal that we need to defend and focus on a bit better.

“Overall, going into half time, we were really strong, 3-1 up and really pleased with the girls’ fight and determination to put in such a good performance.

“In the second half, we had a player sent off and it was backs to the wall and we had to really dig deep and it was really good to see the togetherness from the group.

“It was really good to see them fighting for one another which is something Dignan and I looked to instil when we took over.

“I’m very proud and very happy with the way things are working out.”

Trotter’s hat trick against West Park follows her three goals the week before against Flip the Mindset, giving her six goals in just two games.

The skipper has proven how versatile a player she can be, stepping up front from left back and bagging the goals.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport, Trotter said she was “delighted” with the goals and was glad to help the team regardless of her position.

“It’s been quite crazy,” she said. “I’m delighted to be honest, I’ve never really been known for scoring too many goals.

“I’ve only ever scored one outside of those hat tricks and that was against Cumbernauld Colts so to get two back-to-back hat tricks is quite impressive.

“Going from left back to up front has been a bit of a learning curve and I’ve really had to adapt and learn a brand new position for me.

“It’s been good fun and when you’re scoring goals, I can’t really complain and it’s great to help the team.”

McSwiggan carried on his praise of the team and highlighted how much of a credit to the squad Trotter is, both as a player and captain.

“Trotter is such a positive presence for the girls,” McSwiggan added. “Not only in the attacking side of things but we switched her back to left-back when we were down to ten players.

“She was commanding, really encouraging and we could hear her from the other side of the park lifting the girls and giving them an extra bit of motivation and fight to keep going.

“Overall, she and the whole team were just fantastic.”

Next up is a trip up north for Alloa, who travel to Aberdeen to take on Grampian in the Scottish Cup.

McSwiggan hopes to take on the positive start Alloa have had and build on that momentum to hopefully give them a good run in during the Cup.

He said: “We’ve got to be confident after two good results, looking to build momentum and carry that on.

“We’re looking forward to the trip. It’ll be a good test and we’re looking forward to playing a team that are on a parallel level to ourselves and see how we fare.”