Youth team also lose to Wirral sideIt was a miserable day for Latics as their under-18's also lost yesterday at Tranmere Rovers, this time in the Football League Youth Alliance's North West Conference.
There was an exciting finish to the game which for 80 minutes produced some good football from both teams, but a lack of chances.
Jack Poxon (pictured) gave Latics an 80th minute lead with a drive from the edge of the box.
Tranmere hit back with goals after 84 and 87 minutes, both of which stemmed from poor defending.
Coach Mick Priest was disappointed saying once again the mental frailties showed against lowly-placed teams.