KEITH Curle said his Latics were "nowhere near good enough" as they slipped to another disappointing home defeat.

The head coach said mistakes at both ends of the pitch proved costly, with a defensive lapse leading to the winner for Stevenage, while chances to get something out of the game were missed.

It conspired to result in a 13th defeat at Boundary Park, the worst home record in the club's history.

And while the bulk of them came before Curle's time with the club, he did not shy away from highlighting the reasons for the latest loss.

"How do you sum that up? I'll start by being as blatantly honest as I can and say nowhere near good enough. Individually, collectively, nowhere near good enough," Curle said.

"On the flip side of that we created probably the best chances of the game – four great chances – and we only hit the target once, so that's disappointing.

"The goal conceded, if you don't do your jobs, don't mark people in the box, you're going to get punished, and it is as simple as that. If you don't do your job individually, collectively, you will get punished.

"The manner of it hurt - we give people detail and jobs to do and expect them to do them. They didn't get done."

Laurie Walker saved a second half penalty to give Latics a fighting chance to salvage something from the game, but Curle added: "Probably Laurie Walker and (Carl) Piergianni came out of the game with some form of credit for their performances, the rest need to do a hell of a lot more.

"Our quality balls up (the field) weren't good enough today, we had opportunities to put good balls in but weren't good enough, when we got into the final third some of our passing and our decision making was below standard.

"What I've seen of the changing room at the minute is they've got bits that people will like but they don't put it all together at the same time. For the changing room and the football club to improve, that's what's got to happen.

"You've got to have a level of consistency and people doing your job when it needs to be done and how it needs to be done."