RIHANNA MCMINIMEE rescued a point at the death for Alloa Athletic Women FC as they drew 2-2 with West Park.

Alloa started the match very strongly and had a few early chances, with Amy Cully able to finish one off to put the Wasps in front.

West Park had started slowly, restricted to only one clear cut chance in the first half hour as they hit the post before Alloa can clear.

The hosts came close to doubling their lead just minutes after opening the scoring but the effort hits the crossbar.

The visitors took their next chance and poked an effort over the line to draw things level, before Alloa shot up the other side of the pitch and forced the West Park keeper into a great save.

Immediately afterwards, the rebounded effort hits the crossbar, with the woodwork going on to be a consistent thorn in Alloa’s side on Sunday afternoon.

Alloa went into the break the stronger team but had found themselves penned back by West Park, who themselves then hit the crossbar as the second half resumed.

West Park would take the lead for the first time on Sunday as they went two on one with Emma Allison.

The Alloa keeper initially snuffed out the shot, but the ball slipped past and over to the next attacker who slipped the ball into the open goal.

Alloa fought hard in the dying embers for an equaliser and eventually found one minutes before full time from Rihanna McMinimee.

McMinimee received the ball and managed to slot it underneath the West Park keeper, who had made a diving save to stop it.

Manager Allan Milne was relieved to see full time after a stressful but entertaining 90 minutes at the Recs.

“It was a nerve wracking game,” Milne said. “It was a mix of all emotions but I’m delighted to see them do the things that we asked them to do.

“A bit frustrated because I think we could’ve been more comfortable in the game and scored more goals.

“The downside is also losing two goals but the fight in them to keep going until the end and score two goals was what we needed.

“You can see the confidence growing in them and the way they’ve played football today was the best they’ve played all season.

“For around 65 minutes, we dominated that game but couldn’t find the cutting edge that we usually have.”