Latics under-18's suffered the first defeat of their tour of Holland as they lost 1-0 this afternoon against Vitesse Arnhem.
It was a game which was played over two 35-minute halves due to problems with the pitch.
Latics were second best in the opening period and trailed 1-0 at the break.
They were much better in the second period and had chances to equalise.
Head of Youth Tony Philliskirk described it as a great lesson for the youngsters playing against the Dutch style in which retaining the ball is one of their strengths.