Andy Thorn "immensely proud" of Kidderminster Harriers players

Charis Mavrias of Sunderland celebrates with team mates after scoring during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sunderland and Kidderminster Harriers at the Stadium of Light on January 25, 2014
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Kidderminster Harriers manager Andy Thorn says that he is "immensely proud" of his players, despite their exit from the FA Cup.

Andy Thorn has said that he is "immensely proud" of his Kidderminster Harriers players, despite their exit from the FA Cup this afternoon.

The conference side lost 1-0 to Sunderland, with the Premier League outfit's only goal coming just five minutes into the match.

The manager told BBC Sport: "I'm immensely proud of my players. I thought they were magnificent. We looked like a league club. If that's not a springboard for our season, then I'll be very disappointed.

"We knew it would be really tough playing a Premier League side and, when we conceded so early, you know you're in danger of ending up with a cricket score.

"But, for us to be disappointed with not coming away with a draw and getting another crack at them speaks volumes for the performance."

Kidderminster currently sit eighth in the conference.

Charis Mavrias of Sunderland celebrates with team mates after scoring during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sunderland and Kidderminster Harriers at the Stadium of Light on January 25, 2014
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