Fri 22 Mar 2024, 10:59 · Ash Harrison

'Magnificent': Alan Shearer is hoping Newcastle United women will bring home silverware tomorrow

'Magnificent': Alan Shearer is hoping Newcastle United women will bring home silverware tomorrow
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Newcastle United women are in action tomorrow at Luton Town's Kenilworth Road in the FA Women's National League Cup final against Hashtag United women.

To be honest, even if I wasn't a Newcastle fan, I'd want our lasses to win tomorrow just because the idea of a team called Hashtag United winning anything makes my stomach churn. But that's by the by.

Becky Langley's girls are a whisker away from gaining promotion from the FA WPL Premier Division North having only tasted defeat once in the league this season and tomorrow they have the chance to get their hands on some silverware to set them up for the double.

To achieve anything this season in their first full season as a professional outfit would be huge, but doing the double would really highlight just how much the club has progressed since the PIF-backed takeover and how Amanda Staveley is keeping her promise that they weren't just interested in growing the Men's team, but the women's too.

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Newcastle United could have some silverware by tomorrow evening

Newcastle women can leap ahead of the men's side by getting their hands on a trophy first after Eddie Howe's men couldn't seal the deal at Wembley in the Carabao Cup final last season.

One man who will be cheering on the lasses tomorrow is Alan Shearer who has told The Athletic how much it means to win something having lifted the Premier League trophy with Blackburn before his world-record-breaking move to Newcastle.

“Winning something isn’t easy. I won the PL with Blackburn and I know how much effort and dedication it took. It wasn’t for the want of trying that it didn’t happen at Newcastle It was always the aim … but it never quite happened. I hope Becky [Langley] Newcastle Women bring the cup home. They’ve been magnificent.”
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Watch at home and cheer the lasses on to victory

Newcastle's opponents tomorrow (I'm not using their name again) sit second in the FA WPL Premier Division South and will be a tough test for Langley's side, but having played at St James' Park, the girls know how to handle the big stage so Kenilworth Road should be a breeze.

If you're not heading to Kenilworth Road you can cheer the lasses on from home with the game being shown live on BBC iPlayer - Kick-off is at 2:30pm.

Howay Langley's Lasses!