Oldham Athletic manager Frankie Bunn believes his side have been punished for missed chances.
Latics led twice at the Lamex Stadium but a 3-2 comeback from the home side gave Stevenage all three points.
The manager admits it was a tough result to take.
"When you score two goals away from home you expect something out of the game," he commented.
"We created several chances and haven't taken them, then we've paid the price.
"I don't think Daniel [Iversen] had to make a save apart from the one in the first half where he's tipped one over the bar.
"We've created a lot of chances and not taken them, and in the end we've paid for that
"To score two goals away from home and lose is a tough one to take."
Away from home Latics' defensive record has been impressive but the manager puts yesterday's display down to individual errors.
"They have scored the most goals from crosses in this league and for large parts of the game we dealt with that." Bunn said.
"We switched off in vital areas defensively, they've scored their third one from a throw in where the ball has bounced in the midfield and we had a couple of nibbles at it but didn't win it.
"Errors are costing us at the minute."
It was the perfect start for Bunn's side as Ishmael Miller's tidy finish inside six yards gave Oldham the lead shortly after 10 minutes.
That goal wasn't the team's only chance early on and the manager believes they should have been further in front.
"We had a good start we got a goal and we had another chance before that which we should have done better with." He explains.
"They've had two efforts in the first half and two efforts in the second half and we've conceded three goals.
"We are where we are, we keep on pushing and you can see that they are fighting, we're all together come what may and we'll keep fighting to put it right."