ALLOA WOMEN bounced back from a heavy cup defeat against Clydebank to deliver a solid performance against Rossvale Development.

The Wasps travelled to Bishopbriggs against the miserable conditions, fighting against them to pull off a 2-1 victory.

Cree Connell was on fine form as she found the back of the net twice to give Alloa the lead, carrying on their unbeaten league run.

Gaffer Charles Dignan was delighted with the performance, praising the girls for righting every wrong from Clydebank.

He told Advertiser Sport: “We did everything the opposite from what we did the week before when we got beat 4-0 by Clydebank.

“We find ourselves 1-0 up through a corner from a good piece of work from Abbie [Trotter] crossing the ball in for Cree [Connell] who goes on to score the goal.

“We could’ve been 3-0 up before half time, we missed a chance right before half time and we should’ve had a penalty.

“We go in at half-time and we warn the team that Rossvale are becoming frustrated. They were starting to go more direct and go for long balls.

"Sure as anything, we come out from the break and we get done from a long ball, they score and equalise.

“We had to reset but we ended up winning the game. It could’ve easily been seven or eight.

"Positives to take from today is that we were getting the ball down and we were back to creating good chances.”

Dignan had insisted that the result against Clydebank in the League Cup would be a learning curve for the team.

He was delighted to see that the girls took all of that on board, utilising what they had discussed “to perfection” on Sunday.

He added: “The learning that we discussed is that there is no easy game in this league. It’s about working hard in training, in the warm-ups, in the actual games and about bringing that all together.

“It’s about core fundamentals during every week on this journey. It’s about harnessing all that we’ve worked on and putting that together on Sunday which we did to perfection.

“It could’ve been a lot more. It’s not the first time we’ve spoken about not taking our chances but we’ll work on that and that will click as well.”

Alloa next take on Harmony Row at home this Sunday during the group stages of the League Cup.

The Wasps felt aggrieved they didn’t beat Harmony Row during the away leg of this fixture, but will be looking to take all three points this time around.

Dignan continued: “I’ve said to the team that we’re looking to win. We felt we should’ve won the game last time round and this is our chance to put that wrong right.

“That’s what we’re out to achieve. Sunday past, we had some injuries back to give us strength in depth in all areas.

“We utilised that well on Sunday and we’ll be looking to do the same this Sunday. When we played Harmony Row last time, we had players missing and we didn’t have some of the players that we have now.

“Since then, we’ve gone through injuries and player recruitment and we are stronger than we were last time and we’re hoping that plays in our favour.”