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Baxter on Yeovil defeat

23 December 2012

I wouldn't say we were beaten by a better team - Jose

Jose Baxter admitted there was a fine line between success and failure as demonstrated by Latics' 4-1 defeat at Yeovil Town.

The striker (pictured), who scored his ninth goal of the season for Latics, says there was no way the scoreline reflected the game.

He explained: "Any not here seeing the score would have thought we had got battered, but those here will have seen it was a tight game until they scored two goals very late on when we went down to 10 men.

"I wouldn't say we were beaten by a better team, but one who scored more than us on the day."

Baxter pointed to the period when Latics had the home goal under siege.

He explained: "When it was 2-1, we had a great spell when we were on top.

For me, it felt like if we scored one, we would go on and win.

"We switched off as a team, they scored and our heads went and they got another one."

Baxter thought, apart from Gavin Williams' wonder goal for Yeovil, Latics could have defended better for the other three goals conceded.

He said: "To be fair their lad put it into the top corner from 25 yards and sometimes you have to hold up your hands and say what a great goal.

"I think we could have done better for the other ones, but we will get back on to the training ground on Monday and put that right."

Baxter was delighted with his goal, even though it ultimately counted for nothing.

"When I saw Reece in space, I peeled off and ran in and luckily he put a ball right on my head and I managed to put it in," he explained.

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