Wednesday night is your chance to support the stars of the future, as Newcastle’s kids get a rare chance to play at St James Park in their FA Youth Cup fourth round tie.
United face AFC Wimbledon for a place in the fifth round, where either Manchester United or Chelsea await (at SJP if Newcastle go through) – the blues having knocked out Newcastle in each of the last two seasons.
Tonight’s kick-off is 7pm and the East Stand is open, entry is £3 (concessions £1) and all fans have to pay, unlike normal matches below the first team, when season ticket holders/members usually get free entry.
Wimbledon beat Woking and Ebsfleet, before defeating Watford after extra time and then penalties.
Newcastle on the other hand survived a scare at non-league Ilkeston, going three up before two late goals for the home side saw United hanging on in the final stages.
A result must also be achieved tonight so wrap up warm as once again it will be extra time if nobody wins in 90 minutes.
Under 18s Coach Dave Watson:
“If you don’t perform on the night you don’t get anything, so we’ve got to be mentally right and the rest should hopefully take care of itself.
“We made hard work of it (v Ilkeston in the last round), the kids did great to get into a 3-0 lead and then something they’ve learnt from the game is that you come out in the second half and you aim to win the second half.
“Whereas I think one or two heads thought the game was over and it was just a matter of playing the game out.
“They got back to 3-2 and they possibly could have equalised, taken it to extra time and penalties, so lessons were learnt…hopefully.”