Schoolboy successes against PrestonLatics' Centre of Excellence teams recorded four victories and one draw from seven fixtures against Preston North End.
The under-16's triumphed 3-0 through goals from Jordache Walters, Ben Grant and Jack Tuohy.
Bruno Nunes, Derrell George and Jaimie Stott's penalty helped the under-15's win 3-2.
Latics were 3-0 ahead only to concede two goals from corners to set up a nervous finish.
Latics under-13's twice came from behind to snatch a 4-3 win against Preston.
It was a game to remember for Mwiya Malumo who scored a hat trick while the remaining goal came from a trialist.
The remaining victory came from the under-10's who won 4-3 through Louie Bull's penalty and further goals from Ben Fox, Liam Greenwood and Lewis Walsh.
Niall Platt's penalty earned the under-14's a 1-1 draw against a strong Preston side.
Also finishing all square were the under-11's who drew 3-3 having been 3-1 down at half time.
Robert Watson found the net with a spectacular overhead kick while Max Knott scored the remaining two goals.
Harry Quick scored a hat trick for the under-12's, but his goals couldn't stave off a 4-3 defeat.
Latics were 4-0 down going into the final third of the game when Quick's quickfire treble set up an exciting finish.
The under-nine's had a non competitive game playing some good passing football.