Not even the most one-eyed Silhillian could argue with the fact the right team have been relegated from the Championship.
While I said all season long I did not feel there was much between Bees and Esher, Plymouth, Moseley – and even Rotherham and Bristol – that all changed through the play-offs.
By the time Moseley had jigged off the Damson Park pitch last Sunday, a yawning chasm had opened up and not only in terms of central funding.
Both sides moved up and down the field reasonably well, there wasn’t that much difference in set-piece and defence but it was Moseley who were able to summon the 20 minutes of intensity and clarity that did for their near neighbours.
And that should not be under-estimated because when the pressure was on them – at home to Esher in round three when they were bottom of the table with two losses – Ian Smith’s men found the answers and a performance of startling mental strength.
It was almost as if their forwards’ interest had been raised, as though the stimulant of pressure and job security was what they had been waiting for all year.
That produced one win, which gave them the belief for a last-gasp second and in turn the momentum for last weekend’s decisive third. It was never in doubt – except when it was.
Contrast that with the situation down the road and by the time Sunday’s match finished all the blood and thunder had been sucked from Bees.
All through the post-season they have been kicked to death. Esher’s Sam Ulph did it in round one before Plymouth’s Alex Davies and then Ollie Thomas continued the theme.
If nothing else that was a sign Russell Earnshaw’s side was feeling the tension in defence. By Sunday evening that tension had virtually paralysed their attack too.
So having finished the regular season seven points behind Moseley and conducted themselves with 50 per cent less accuracy when it mattered most no-one can quibble with their demotion.
It’s just a shame a contrived and flawed play-off structure meant other clubs had their status unjustifiably jeopardised.