EMILY WYSE rued a loss of control during Alloa Athletic Women’s 2-1 loss to Harmony Row in the League Cup.

The Wasps started off strongly against Harmony, going 1-0 up before the break through Amy Cully and showing total control of the match.

However, it unravelled towards the end, with Harmony clawing two goals back with 15 minutes left on the clock.

Right back Wyse lamented the team losing control, particularly against how well they played in the first half.

“The first half was really good,” she told Advertiser Sport. “We had control throughout the first half. We went 1-0 up which was a really good start.

“We all felt positive at half time, then we went out in the second half. We were composed but then in the last 15 minutes, Harmony Row scored two goals which was very unfortunate.

“We just lost control of the match in the last 15 minutes.

“Personally, I don’t know what happened. We played really well, it was just really unfortunate that we didn’t stop their goals.

“We just didn’t close them down quick enough.”

Despite the defeat, Wyse served some praise to the team for showing control against Harmony Row, a side who has caused them trouble in the past.

This was the second meeting of the clubs in the League Cup, with the last fixture being a 0-0 draw away from home for the Wasps.

Wyse added: “I would say it’s a good sign that we’re able to remain in control for most of the match against a top side.

“We’ve got new players coming in as well so we’re just trying to gel as a team so it’s good that we’re still able to remain control for about 75 minutes.”

Wyse was named player of the match against Harmony Row, with her performance at right back being a particular stand out to coaches.

She made the move to Alloa from McDiarmid Ladies, telling Advertiser Sport that she has settled in and enjoys the atmosphere at the club.

“I’ve settled in quite well,” she added.” “The girls are very welcoming here. Anything said on the pitch is left on the pitch, we never have a go at each other.

“We just get on with it and if you need support, they’re always there.

“I think overall, the season has been pretty good so far. For me, coming into a new team with new coaches and new girls, it was all a bit unfamiliar to me.

“Now that the season is getting on, you can see we’re getting into our rhythm and hopefully that rhythm continues.”