Beaten but unbowed, Carlisle United are out of the FA Cup after losing three one to Sunderland on Sunday.
But it was a brave performance from the blues against Premier League opposition and one Graham Kavanagh hopes can inspire an upturn in their fortunes in the league.
Ryan Dollard reports.
Liam Noble has praised the Carlisle United fans for their 'fantastic support' at last night's FA Cup match against Sunderland.
Noble, who used to play for Sunderland, said the fact the united fans 'never shut up' was 'a great thing'.
Carlisle lost 3-1 to the Premier League side.
The Carlisle United manager, Graham Kavanagh, says he's proud of his players after their FA Cup defeat to Sunderland yesterday.
The Cumbrians lost 3-1, but it was a spirited performance, as Ryan Dollard reports.
Matty Robson said it was 'absolutely fantastic' to score against the team he supported as a child.
He scored United's only goal against Sunderland last night in their FA Cup third round match.
Carlisle United were knocked out of the FA Cup after losing 3-1 to Sunderland last night.
Despite the loss United manager Graham Kavanagh said he was 'extremely proud' of his team and amazed by the support from the fans who travelled to the Stadium of Light.
Carlisle United have been knocked out of the FA Cup after losing 3-1 to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Carlisle United fans are getting ready for their side's crucial FA Cup clash against Sunderland this afternoon.
Kick-off is at 2pm at the Stadium of Light.
Carlisle fans are making their way to the Stadium of Light for their FA Cup match against Sunderland.
Nearly 6,000 Cumbrians are expected to attend the game, which kicks-off at 2pm.
Carlisle United will travel the Stadium of Light today to face Premier League Sunderland.
Nearly 6,000 Carlisle fans are expected to make the journey to Wearside.
You can stay up to date with the match via the ITV Sport website.
The tie will be a bitter-sweet occasion for the Carlisle manager Graham Kavanagh, who used to play for Sunderland.
Kick-off is at 2pm this afternoon.