Early blow for LaticsLatics under-18's were slow out of the blocks falling behind to a second minute goal from Jack Finch in their FA Youth Cup, second-round tie against Coventry City at Boundary Park.
Finch struck with a shot from outside the penalty area.
Latics, who had Chris Sutherland back from first-team duty, had their moments in the opening period.
Carlton McIntosh had a half chance while Kyle Hardman had a shot from outside the box turned over the bar by the Coventry keeper.
Half time: Latics under-18's 0, Coventry City 1.