GREGG MCSWIGGAN called on his players to show some more composure up front after Alloa Athletic Women were defeated 2-1 by Harmony Row.

The Wasps controlled the game for the majority, leading at half time and looking set to claim three points against a top side.

With 15 minutes on the clock though, the team seemed to switch off, with Harmony Row capitalising on this to score twice and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

The assistant manager spoke about Alloa wasting vital chances up front, remarking that it is becoming an unfortunate habit.

“We need to be much better up front”, McSwiggan told Advertiser Sport. “It’s becoming a real habit now of not killing teams off.

“If we take our chances, then we wouldn’t be talking about losing the game, we’d be talking about winning the game.

“Some of our decision making and our lack of composure is becoming criminal and it can’t get on, it’s as simple as that.

“We can’t just stick a leg out and hope that the ball is going to come to us, we need to go and anticipate and work and get the ball.

“Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that we’ve said that this season. It’s becoming a habit and it’s a habit that needs to be stopped as quickly as possible.”

Alloa took the lead through Amy Cully just before half time and went into the break feeling positive about their performance.

They seemed set to trump over the visitors until the death, with McSwiggan lamenting points dropped.

He added: “For 75 minutes, we were in total control and then it was snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

“We just seemed to combust for the last 15 minutes. We had a word with the players in the changing room at full time.

“It could be down to a bit of tiredness. We spoke before the game and half time about the threat that one of their players caused.

“For 75 minutes, we were absolutely fine but then we switch off and we let their number 20 run between the lines and fire in the winning goal.

“The disappointing thing is we’ve played Harmony Row twice this season and we should’ve won both games, but only come away with one point when we should have six.”

“There’s definitely progression there and we said at half time, that there’s good problem-solving skills in the team.

“They’re talking to each other more, they’re helping each other out and there’s a unit there that is passing on the relevant instructions.

“On a personal level, I can’t wait for Sunday to come round so that we can right the wrongs from the other day.”