Wigan face relegation from the Sky Bet Championship after their turbulent season concluded with a 1-1 draw with play-off bound Fulham at the DW Stadium.
With a 12-point deduction for entering administration looming, Wigan needed a win, plus other results going their way, to keep their heads above water.
Their total of 59 points, which would have put them 10 clear of the relegation zone in 13th place, being cut by 12 sends them down to 23rd place.
The club are appealing against the deduction, but while they await the outcome of that, this ending to the campaign will be tough to take for Paul Cook's Latics, who have lost only one of their final 15 games this term.
There had, at least, been some positive news for Wigan earlier on Wednesday, with their administrators announcing they had selected a preferred bidder to buy the club.
Scott Parker's Fulham, who went into the contest with an outside chance of making the automatic promotion places, finish fourth and will face Cardiff in the play-off semi-finals.
Wigan started to exert more pressure, and after Sam Morsy struck wide, Moore had the ball in the Fulham net, tapping in after Rodak parried Naismith's shot, but the flag was up for offside.
Moments later Moore then had a penalty appeal of his own turned down, following a tangle with Joe Bryan, before producing another close-range finish to put the hosts in front, heading home from Nathan Byrne's cross.
Fulham responded with a trio of off-target efforts before the interval from Josh Onomah, Mitrovic and Harry Arter, and things looked good for Wigan as the teams went in for the break, with fellow relegation battlers Charlton losing at Leeds.
But they were dealt a blow shortly after the restart as Kebano stepped up and sent a free-kick in from just outside the box to bring things level.
Wigan almost regained the lead just before the hour mark as Balogun's header was kept out by a fine Rodak stop, and Kieran Dowell found the side-netting a minute later.
Moore then threw himself at another Byrne cross but was unable to make contact, Naismith and Joe Williams saw strikes fly wide, and there were further unsuccessful attempts from Naimsith and substitute Joe Gelhardt as Wigan's hunt for another, vital goal proved in vain.