We'll have the match report up shortly along with some photos from the game later today.
Thank you for following the game on Latics Wall! Report to follow on the website. Antelmi x2 Johnson, Andres and then Jennings with the winning goal.
It's all over! What an epic! Latics 5 Preston 4! Antelmi with two, Johnson, Andres and the winning goal from Ryan Jennings with 9 minutes remaining.
Less than a minute to go, Preston pushing for another equaliser, Latics forcing them away with every advance.
87' Change for Latics as Guillermo Andres is replaced by Under 18 forward Matthew Hamilton.
87' Preston should equalise again as Holmes connects free with a Ryan flick on, but he only glances his header and it trickles wide of Pollitt's right post.
83' Third change for Preston as Gray comes on for Monakana. Pollitt saves back post effort from Anderton at close range to keep Latics ahead! What a match!
81' GOAL!!! 5-4 to Latics! Redmond long pass over the top, Jennings pulls it out of the air and sticks it past the keeper with the inside of his right foot! Incredible stuff!
80' Kilkenny and Brownhill off for Preston, Holmes and Forbes on.
Ten minutes to go, Latics need calm heads at the back and lethal finishing up front. Pollitt commanding his defence and Latics seem a lot more relaxed at the back.
77' Antelmi still looking for that hat trick, shoots over left footed on the edge of the area.
The quality of all of Latics' goals today has been very impressive.
Ryan Jennings superb for the goal, his pace to get on the end of Johnson's pass was fantastic. He then rode a lunging challenge from the Preston full back to find Andres in the area.
72' GOAL! 4-4! What an unbelievable match! Johnson switches play from left to right, Jennings sprints to get on the end of it and cross onto the edge of the six yard box, Guillermo Andres is on hand to side foot volley it home!
Just under 20 minutes to go, let's hope you're right Ken and Karen!
68' Goal! Latics 3 Preston 4! Josh Brownhill puts Preston ahead for the first time this afternoon as Jack Ryan nods it down on the edge of the area for Brownhill to squeeze under Pollitt.
67' Ryan Jennings getting involved early since coming on, cuts inside down the right and flashes a left footed effort over the bar.
65' Such an open game at the moment, both sides rushing to get the ball forwards as they see it up for grabs!
Preston equaliser on 60 minutes was a fine strike from range by Joel Byrom! Previously denied at close range but he made no mistake the second time around.
63' Ryan Jennings on for Luke Dobie for Latics.
60' Goal! 3-3!! This is an amazing cup game as Preston level through a long range strike from Joel Byrom!
55' Preston by no means holding back, they've given a strong account of themselves in the midfield battle. Latics on the other hand have been clinical! They gifted Preston their two goals, but have worked extremely hard for their own and have at times carved their opponents in half.
What a game we're having here, never any doubts really though with it being a local derby! Don't forget to send in your comments about the match at the top of the wall, we value your input and opinion.
49' GOAL!! Joey Johnson slams home one-on-one to restore Latics' lead! It's 3-2! Luke Dobie finds him with a fine pass around the back of the defence and the keeper stood no chance!
The second half is underway!
Unbelievable match so far. Latics so sharp at the beginning, but two very costly defensive mistakes giving the ball away on the edge of the area have spoiled it for them.