Swindon boss Alun Rossiter admitted his side were ‘beaten out of the tapes’ as the Robins went down 52-38 at Wolverhampton.
The Blunsdon outfit conceded three heat advantages in the opening four races as they fell ten points behind.
And when skipper Jason Doyle slid off whilst on a tactical ride in the fifth, the Carpets4Less Robins were always up against it.
But with the regular fixtures now completed, Rossiter is keen for his side to ‘start over again’ with the play-offs just around the corner.
“We’re bitterly disappointed tonight of course we are,” Rossiter said.
“We were outgated in the main but when we did get out in front we were fine.
“The track was different to normal, it was a lot heavier because of their double header and passing was a lot more difficult.
“But we move on to the play-offs now and it’s a fresh start for us all.”
With the Robins topping the Premiership standings, Alun Rossiter and his side have elected to take on Poole in the Semi-Finals of the play-offs.
Swindon will travel to Dorset for the first leg next Monday (September 11) before hosting the Pirates at The Abbey on Monday, September 25.
WOLVERHAMPTON 52: Jacob Thorssell 13+1, Freddie Lindgren 10, Sam Masters 8, Rory Schlein 8, Mark Riss 5+2, Nathan Greaves 5+1, Kyle Howarth 3+1.
SWINDON 38: Nick Morris 12, Tobiasz Musielak 8, Jason Doyle 7+1, Adam Ellis 6+1, David Bellego 3, Mitchell Davey 1+1, Tom Perry 1.