ALLAN MILNE called on his side to stop giving away “silly goals” as Alloa Women shipped three strikes to Rossvale Development.

The Wasps have now suffered two defeats on the bounce, following up from their heavy defeat to Dunipace the week before.

Despite the scoreline, the Wasps put in a much stronger performance than against Dunipace, with Milne hoping to build on that while tightening things up at the back.

“First of all, credit to Rossvale, they took their chances,” Milne said. “We didn’t take our chances but there were spells in the game where we were very good on the ball.

“We lacked in that final third and we switched off in their first goal. From then, it was an uphill battle and that allowed them space to exploit.

“The second goal was a mistake from us so we gifted them two goals and the third goal, I can’t take anything away from that, she’s put it straight into the top corner.

“We need to stop giving away silly goals, it’s hard to come back from that but they know that themselves and we had a good week in training.

“The performance was a lot better than the week before in Dunipace, which is pleasing for us, it’s just now about picking them up and keeping their confidence high.

“We had a good chat after the game and we’re ready to get a good week in at training and go again next week.”

Alloa now have a week off before resuming league duties, with Milne aiming to build confidence in his side with a friendly against Murieston this weekend.

Milne continued: “After our friendly against Murieston, we’re back at home against Gleniffer Thistle.

“It’s another opportunity for us to get a win on the board and get closer to the top three which would be ideal for us to finish in.

“If we do that, then we’ve done well. We’re under no illusion, it’s going to be difficult, but we’ve got two weeks to prepare which is good for us.

“We’ve got a friendly as well to use to try and get some different ideas in the players as well.”