Stanley boss John Coleman admitted he punched the air when Newcastle came out of the hat on Wednesday night.
The Reds face the Premiership big boys at the Crown Ground in the second round of the Carling Cup in week beginning August 23 - and, as the Observer went to press, there was talk about what should be a sell-out match being live on Sky.
It’s a plum draw for the League Two side and Coleman was a happy man - and, although a trip to St James’s Park would also have been nice, the club had no intention of switching the clash.
"I must admit I was watching the draw and did a little "get in" and punched the air," said the Stanley boss.
"I think we deserved this draw after some of our recent ones and it is probably the best one we could have got.
"Financially for the club, it’s great that it’s at home although I am sure a lot of the players would have liked to go to St James’s Park. But we want to try and win the game and I think we stand a better chance at home.
"Club-wise and financially it is a massive game for the club although it isn’t the biggest match in my career.
"I do though hope that the club pulls out all the stops and makes it a great occasion and the town of Accrington gets behind us."
Chris Turner, who scored the equaliser against Championship side Doncaster on Tuesday night to help the Reds go through, admitted: "It’s the best draw we could have got. Obviously going to Newcastle would have been superb but it’s a Premiership club at home and the Crown Ground should be bouncing."
Turner was still elated after what he described as "the best night of my life so far" at Doncaster.
The 19-year-old, who turns 20 at the end of this month, came off the bench to score the equaliser seven minutes from time and had a part in the extra-time winner to seal a memorable win against the Championship side.
Turner said: "I was told I was coming on as right wing back and I thought it was a bit like the graveyard shift, running up and down the wing but I know, every time I come on, I have got to impress.
"I remember the keeper pushing Phil Edwards’ header out and it landing at my feet but Dean Winnard was in my way and he wouldn’t move.
"So I just hit it and luckily it went through the keeper’s legs. It was the best night of my life so far especially as it was in front of the Stanley fans and against a team who will be playing the likes of Burnley this season.
"I do have a tendency to score in front of the home fans - I have got three goals so far and they have all been in front of the Ultras and it makes it even more special."
Craig Lindfield scored the winner in extra-time at the Keepmoat but Turner was wishing it was him.
"The ball came out to me and I hit it on the volley and Neil Sullivan, their keeper, just got a touch on it.
"I thought it had gone in but instead Craig put it in the net. I thought I had two but that would be a bit greedy!"
Turner is hoping he can now cement a regular place in the Reds side, and knows that show won’t have done his chances any harm, starting at Northampton tomorrow.
"I was disappointed I was on the bench on Saturday against Aldershot as I thought I had done well in pre-season. But I have been here a long time and I always know I will get a chance and the gaffer has told me to keep my chin up.
"I didn’t get on for long on Saturday but I would like to think I took my chance on Tuesday.
"I know every time I get on the pitch, I have got to make an impression and keep it going."
Turner’s goal was originally credited to Ray Putterill and he was unaware of that. "I would have been fuming if he had got it!" he said.
And so would his parents who follow him up and down the country and were proud on Tuesday.
"They waited up for me to come in and had videoed some of the match, including my goal and were watching it. All you can here is my mum screaming in the background as I scored!"
Meanwhile Coleman is hoping to add a striker to his squad but it looks likely to be next week.
Rory Boulding is looking to shake off an injury following the goalless opening day encounter with Aldershot which only leaves Craig Lindfield up front. The club are monitoring midfielder Charlie Barnett and hope he is fit for the trip to Sixfields.
THE draw for the first round of the Johnstone Paints Trophy takes place tomorrow morning on Soccer AM.