‘Unreal craic this’: Newcastle United fans excitement as women’s St. James’ Park match announced

Newcastle United Women will take on Barnsley Women at St. James’ Park on a landmark day

For the first time in Newcastle United Women's history, the side will play a fixture at St. James' Park.

The team will host Barnsley Women on the hallowed turf on Sunday, May 1 in a landmark day for the side.

The Women's team, who compete in the FA Women's National League Division One North, usually play at Druid Park in Woolsington.

Since Newcastle United's takeover last year, new co-owner Amanda Staveley announced big plans for the Women's side and fellow co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi has also been to see the team play.

Earlier this year Staveley told The Athletic: "We’re hoping they [NUFC Women) will do a walk-on at St James’ before the end of the season and we want them to play a match there, too.

"We want a financial plan that takes them through the next few years. We have to pay them as professionals. That’s a big thing.”

That plan will come to fruition in May with tickets just £3 for adults and concessions go free.

After announcing the news on Wednesday night, messages of support came flooding in from Newcastle United fans online.

One fan wrote: "That's fantastic credit to our owners for making this happen a day that yous will never forget.

"I will be in attendance to see this good luck lasses."

Another said: "What an ending to a great season and getting the recognition finally from the Club it’s great to see well-done ladies."

Others had history-making ambitions, writing: "Brilliant to see.

"It wouldn't surprise me for one second if this game sets a new FAWNL attendance record, beating Forest's record of 4,443 set earlier this season. Good luck."

Shorter messages of support included 'Massive!', 'Wicked this' and 'Unreal crack this'.