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SWINDON TOWN: Smith admits: "It could have been worse."
STEVENAGE boss Gary Smith admitted his side were well and truly beaten as Swindon inflicted his first home league defeat since taking over as manager.
The former Colorado Rapids boss moved to Hertfordshire in January as a replacement for Graham Westley, and has overseen the club’s rise to the top end of League One without losing in the League at Broadhall Way in 2012.
But that all changed on Saturday as Town ran riot in their 4-0 victory, with the home side struggling to get going as they failed to create any meaningful chances.
Smith was visibly frustrated on the touchline as the home fans began to get on his back despite their lofty league position, and admitted the right team won on the day.
“It was pretty emphatic and they started brighter and sharper than we did which is pretty surprising,” he said.
“We have been on a good run and the expectation was to get something out of the game, so to lose like that is hard for us to take.
“We don’t want too many days like that, and we don’t concede too many goals, so it is pretty out of keeping with what we are used to.
“To be perfectly honest it could have been a lot worse and in the end 4-0 was probably shining on us a little bit.”
Smith was impressed with the way Swindon went about their business, but insisted his side’s poor performance also played a big part in the result.
“They were certainly the brightest team we have played this year, and they carved out the most opportunities against us,” he said.
“But you have to remember we were well below par, and they played very well, so that puts it in perspective a little bit.
“The gulf was a big one today, and it has given us plenty to work on.”
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