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Summary

  • Sunderland 1
  • Harriers 0
  • Harriers fall behind Charis Marvrias' fourth minute effort
  • KEEP up with the FA Cup action as Harriers take on Premier League giants Sunderland in this afternoon's David versus Goliath Fourth Round tie
  • The Shuttle will have build-up to the game followed by all the drama.

4:52pm

That is it! Harriers battled hard, did not let their heads drop when falling behind and had two good chances to score.

They have been superb all game and ensured the Harriers fans went home with their heads held high. Well done lads!

4:50pm

Free-kick to Harriers in the 94th but the home keeper takes ball well.

4:47pm

Great block from Vaughan, putting his body on the line to deny Borini.

4:46pm

Four minutes added time.

4:44pm

Close! Gash wins a header from a long ball and Ladapo just first the ball across the face of goal. It looked like it might creep in at far post.

4:42pm

Harriers attack Sunderland on break and win a throw in on rght.

The ball is played out to Danny Jackman, who slams a first time effort wide.

4:40pm

We have six minutes of the 90 left and Harriers are trailing by a single goal. If they are to have a push for a leveller they need to do it soon.

4:38pm

Final change for Harriers a Jack Dyer is replaced by Santiago Aloi.

4:31pm

Good challenge by Gowling to dispossess Altidore as he dove towards the box.

4:29pm

Free-kick to Harriers. Gash wins the ball but the whistle blows for a foul on Diakite. The replay shows there was no infringement.

4:28pm

Final change for Mackems as Lee Cattermole goes off to be replaced by Jack Colback.

4:26pm

So, we get a chance to see Ladaop in action. It's a big chance for the former Colchester man to impress.

4:24pm

Two changes for Kiddy in the 68th minute. Freddie Ladapo is on for AMS and Callum Gittings replaces Johnson.

4:22pm

Sunderland's senior men are coming on. Fabio Borini and Craig Gardner replace Giaccherini and Ba respectively.

4:20pm

Kyle Storer is booked for a high challenge on Ondrej Celutska.

4:19pm

Sunderland press foward and Ba pounces on some defensive hesistation but curls an effort over the bar.

4:18pm

Sunderland have really lost their way. If Harriers can step it up they might yet score.

4:16pm

Danny Lewis does well to get both hands behind a powerful shot from Vergini.

4:14pm

Harriers break with some intent but the move breaks down when Storer was fouled by Roberge.

4:13pm

Sunderland have dropped down a level here, they are not as sharp as in the first half. That will only encourage Harriers.

4:11pm

55 - Harriers string together seven or eight passes and Jack Dyer tries his luck from distance but fires wide.

4:06pm

AMS needs some treatmen after being taken out by Ba, who is booked.

4:01pm

We're off!

3:45pm

That is half-time. Harriers go in trailing by just one goal but they have done well keep the home side at bay.

3:42pm

41 A nice passing phase goes to waste as Johnson gives the ball away with a wayward pass.

3:38pm

Corner to Sunderland. Giaccherini takes it but ball is headed away.

Valentin Roberge sees a long range effort deflect off a Harriers player and is watched by Lewis dip over the bar.

3:35pm

Johnson feels he s fouled by Diakite on edge of box but no free-kick is given.

3:31pm

30- A decent attack for Harriers, who win the ball and keep the pressure on Sunderland. Danny Jackman makes a good run down the left and races onto Johnson's pass but his cross is easily taken by Ustari.

3:27pm

Phew! Giaccherini slams a shot from the edge of the area just wide. Harriers' defence has sat back almost on their line and given the Italian too much space.

3:22pm

Break for Harriers. Gash switches the ball to the left to Marv Johnson but the winger can't beat his man.

Lee Vaughan had made a good supporting run on the right.

3:19pm

Danny Lewis dives down to get hold of a decent low strike by Lee Cattermole. The Sunderland skipper was allowed to run 20 yards unimpeded.

3:18pm

Good work by Danny Jackman, who just beats Giaccherini to an incisive pass in the box.

3:17pm

17 A shot for Harriers. This time Jack Byrne gets the ball off Gash but shoots well wide.

3:17pm

Sunderland naturally are bossing the game and have seen some speculative efforts fly wide.

3:10pm

Harriers were gifted a leveller then but they couldn't take it. Can they get back into game?

3:09pm

So close! Gash pounces on a stray Vergini's stray pass and is free in the box but Ustari gets down well to deny him.

3:05pm

Oh dear! Gowling fails to clear the ball and gives it to Mavrias, who clinically slots home.

3:04pm

3:04pm

Goal! Harriers trailing!

3:03pm

Harriers under pressure immediately. Conceding two corners in a row.

The ball falls to El Hadji-Ba just outside the box but Josh Gowling blocks his on target effort.

3:00pm

1- Lee Vaughan clears a ball from the right off the line. Good work by Ondrej Celustska on the wing.

2:59pm

We're off!

2:59pm

Gus Poyet was true to his word and handed debuts to Argentinians pair Oscar Ustari (keeper) and Santiago Vergini (defender).

2:58pm

The referee for today's match is Roger East.

2:56pm

Both sets of players walk out onto the pitch. There are also several young mascots enjoying a kick about with the Kiddy boys, what a treat for them!

2:49pm

Sunderland have 14 wins against non-league opposition at home, scoring 63 goals.

2:48pm

Harriers have a very tough task against their Premier League opponents. The Black Cats have never lost to a non-league side on Wearside.

But Andy Thorn's side will be full of confidence after knocking out Newport and Peterborough.

2:46pm

While undoubtedly a second string Black Cats side, they can still pick Italian International Emmanuele Giaccherini, who has played 21 times for the Azzuri.

2:41pm

Harriers have brought about 4,000 supporters to Wearside, which is a huge effort. There is some talk about the attendance for today's match being around the 21,000 mark but we will give you the official figure when we get it.

2:38pm

Not sure why Lee Fowler misses out but we're speculating it's because of injury. But Jack Dyer has played against top flight opposition this season, starting against Fulham for the Brewers in the League Cup.

2:22pm

Sunderland have put out a side full of squad members, but have the big guns on the bench.

2:20pm

Sunderland: Ustari, Celitska, Robege, Diakite, Ba, Giaccherini, Vergini, Roberge, Cattermole, Mavrias.

Subs: Pickford, Yeung, Gardner, Colback, O'Shea, Borini, Watmore.

2:14pm

Harriers: Lewis, L Vaughan, Demetriou, Storer, Byrne, Gash, Johnson, Jackman, Morgan-Smith, Dyer Gowling.

Subs: Dunkley, Malbon, Angus, Gittings, N Vaughan, Aloi, Gittings.

2:11pm

Harriers make one change as Lee Fowler misses out completely and Jack Dyer is handed his first start in midfield. It is a big call by the manager to put the on-loan Burton man in.

2:08pm

Sunderland male ten changes from the side which defeated Manchester United in the League Cup, with only Lee Cattermole starting.

1:51pm

Arrived at the Stadium of Light and just trying to find my way around. It is wet and very windy outside. Could that level the playing field for Harriers? We shall wait and see.

8:23am

Good morning Harriers fans. Are you on your way to the game or did you stay overnight? Send me your good luck messages for the boys. 

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