Latics drop to defeat in first away match of 2016/17.
- Latics lose 2-0 on the road at Port Vale.
- Early goals earn Valiants victory.
- Latics taste second defeat of EFL Youth Alliance campaign.
PORT VALE 2
Mottram 17 (pen)
WIGAN ATHLETIC 0
Latics fell to their second consecutive defeat of the new EFL Youth Alliance season on Saturday, as Port Vale ran out 2-0 winners at Vale Park's training pitches with both goals inside the opening 20 minutes.
An early strike from Colon and a 17th minute penalty from Liam Mottram did the damage in the early stages, with Latics unable to recover from the two-goal deficit.
Latics sit 13th in the Youth Alliance table ahead of their home match against unbeaten league leaders Bury next Saturday.
Latics: Roberts, Plant (Taylor 46), Golden, McGuffie (Fitton 77), Forecast, Hilton (Stubbs 46), Sang, Downey, Malumo, Fawns (Trialist) (Randell 46), Powell