A drab match had looked set to end goalless, but Wilson's last-gasp intervention gave Boro their first npower League One win in six matches. It also moved them to two points behind sixth-place Notts County with two games in hand.
"Getting three points was the most important factor of the night and it didn't matter how the result came," said Smith. "If we had won it 4-0 or 5-0 then obviously we would have felt a bit better about it but in the last minute we've won the game.
"It certainly feels euphoric because of the way the goal came about and the lateness of it. We needed to get the three points and try and take advantage of one of our games in hand and put the pressure on sides that are above us.
"There were times in the game where we might have been more mindful and built pressure a bit better, but the main thrust of whatever we do has to be to win.
"If that's to the detriment sometimes of our progression sometimes then so be it, but at this point we're looking to be strong and competitive."
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