We crumbled mentally - coachMick Priest was unhappy with the way Latics reserves threw away the lead as they lost 2-1 to Bury in the Manchester Senior Cup.
"We were ahead in a nothing game in which neither keeper has been threatened only to mentally crumble when we were 1-0 ahead," explained Latics' coach.
Priest (pictured) described it as disappointing, both in terms of the result and the performance.
"We gave away a winning position after conceding two sloppy goals," he continued.
Latics fielded effectively a youth team and Priest added that these have been failings which have been apparent in their games.
Priest said: "The players have to realise it is not about looking good and saying the right things.
"It is about performing on the pitch and winning football matches."
Jordan Bove gave Latics the lead just short of the hour only for substitute Braden Shaw to scored twice in the space of three minutes to complete a turnabout as the Shakers emerged the victors.