Thorn salutes departing Lolley

  • Last Updated: January 15 2014, 15:32 GMT

Kidderminster boss Andy Thorn hailed match-winner Joe Lolley after he waved a glorious goodbye by clinching a famous FA Cup giant-killing.

Joe Lolley in FA Cup action on Tuesday night
Joe Lolley in FA Cup action on Tuesday night

Lolley, who is set to sign for Championship club Huddersfield on Wednesday, smashed a stunning winner as the sole non-league survivors sank League One side Peterborough 3-2 in a London Road replay.

Lolley's 76th-minute rocket came just two minutes after Posh had hauled themselves level and it secured a dream fourth-round date at Sunderland.

Thorn said: "That was the icing on the cake for Joe.

"He needed to do it as he gave the ball away in the lead up to Peterborough's penalty a couple of minutes earlier!

"It's the worst kept secret in the world that he is moving on but he has been absolutely fantastic for us.

"Joe felt he owed it to his team-mates to help earn them a great tie at Sunderland and that will be a fantastic day out."

Norwich manager Chris Hughton remained defiant in the wake of the 3-0 defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Darren Bent, Ashkan Dejagah and Steve Sidwell fired Fulham into the fourth round and earned a trip to Sheffield United.

Norwich sit 15th in the Premier League table, just two points above the relegation zone, and Hughton, whose side are on an eight-game winless streak, said he fully understands the pressure of his situation but does not fear the sack.

"Do I worry about not getting results? Yes, because that's the business we're in," he said.

"But we're also three points away from 10th place and there are teams that have deemed to have had good seasons that are perhaps one or two points ahead of us in the division."


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Uwe Rosler reflected on a "fantastic" performance from Nick Powell which helped holders Wigan seal their spot in the next round following a 3-1 victory after extra-time at MK Dons.

The Manchester United loanee came off the bench in the 60th minute and scored twice after Luke Chadwick's early goal had threatened a shock, with Marc-Antoine Fortune adding the third.

"At Man United he was one of the midfield players - he came on as one of the midfielders, then I put him up front and in many games I've played him from a wider position coming in," he said.

"I can also play him when I need him as a number nine because he has a fantastic physique and technique.

"Every time he plays for me he gives me 110 per cent and he was fantastic (against MK Dons)."

In the night's other games, Preston shocked Championship Ipswich as Joe Garner scored a hat-trick in a 3-2 win at Deepdale.

Charlton will face a replay after being held to a 2-2 draw by Oxford United but Birmingham beat Bristol Rovers 3-0, Sheffield Wednesday claimed a 4-1 win over Macclesfield and Bournemouth earned a tie with Liverpool by beating beat Burton by the same score.

Watford beat Bristol City 2-0 at Vicarage Road while Port Vale claimed a 3-2 victory at Plymouth.


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