Latics exited the FA Youth Cup at Boundary Park after a narrow defeat against AFC Flyde.
It was end to end early on, with Latics and the away side having their fair share of chances. As the match progressed on Lactics goalkeeper, Josh Whitelow made a brilliant save after striker Danny Omerod was through on goal.
After some pressure from Flyde, the visitors did get a penalty in the 23rd minute after a foul on Charlie Markland from the Latics defender. Omerod slotted away the penalty to put the visitors in front.
Latics responded well after going behind with them retaining the ball well and progressing up the pitch, which created plenty of goal scoring opportunities.
Atherton floated a ball into the Latics’ box where it was matched with a pin-point header from Somtobenna Chukwugbo, back across the Flyde keeper. A great response to going a goal behind at Boundary Park to find the equaliser.
Around ten minutes later Kian Hope saw the opportunity to put the away side back in front.
Latics played some great football at times throughout the game, Collins Kagame’s shot just going past the post on the edge of the box. The excellent Alfie Atherton then hit the crossbar after a really powerful shot.
Battling to find the equaliser, it was all Latics creating the better chances and they did win a penalty in the 82nd minute after a foul on Atherton. The penalty was saved.
It looked like the goal to bring the game level was coming with another chance hitting the crossbar through Kagame in the last minutes of the game.
The game ended 1-2 for Flyde at Boundary Park as they progress into the next round of the FA Youth Cup.
Latics: Whitelow, Withers, Rhodes (Idemudia 90), Williams, Wdiengila, Lawrenson, Atherton, Spencer, Kagame, Holden (Mbakwa 89), Chukwugbo (Simmons 61).
Subs not used: Leonard, Ephrem, Beckham, Dengoue.
Referee: Daniel O’Brien
Report: Charlie Everett
Photos: Padraig Duggan