Invermay Park's dimly-lit towers in Saturday's TSLW twilight clash cast a shadow on the final scoreline for a vanquished home side.
Glenorchy smashed out 13 shots to just one in the first half to shut down the Bombers by 42 points at the break.
But Smith's charges held their own throughout the second half, including earning the final term kudos to honourably bow down to the Magpies, 9.11 (65) to 3.2 (20).
"We at least won the last quarter, which is what I asked, but the first half they got away on us," Smith said.
"So we talked before the game about focusing on positive wins in certain areas on the ground and were really happy with that. Even in the first and second quarter, I said ignore the scoreboard - I really couldn't care less.
"We were just focusing on the points we're working on."
Part of Smith's cheerful demeanour was that the Bombers were missing up to seven of their best side that exposed a number of rookies.
"For some of the girls that haven't had as much experience with getting as many games are probably down on confidence," Smith said.
"Our focus was to get over to that teammate, tell her she has done a great job, whether it's one good tackle, one good mark, whatever it was."