"AT this moment in time, I don't think anyone would want to come here."

So said centre-back Sean Newton, who believes another FA Cup home tie would be perfect for York City after Saturday's 2-0 win over Stockport County.

The 31-year-old put in a man-of-the-match performance and scored a 25-yard rocket to see the Minstermen past their higher-tier visitors and into the first round proper.

With the National League North leaders now on a 22-game unbeaten run, Newton also had praise for the Bootham Crescent support.

The draw will be made at 7.10pm tonight on BBC Two. The last team out of the hat will receive a bye to the second round, and the £36,000 prize money for a first-round win.

Asked who he wanted in the draw, Newton said: "I wouldn't mind the bye, to be honest. You're one away from the third round, it's good for the club and the players.

"I would love anyone at home.

"I think at this moment in time, at this place, with the way we're playing, the way we've got the fans going, I don't think anyone would want to come here, to be honest."

To a man, York were fantastic against Stockport, and well backed by buoyant vocal support. Flags and drums were out in the David Longhurst Stand before kick-off, and manager Steve Watson highlighted the mobile phone torchlight display towards the end of the game.

On the game, Newton said: "Turning up here, the atmosphere was unbelievable and once we got the first, it was rocking behind the goal.

"When they're behind it, it doesn't half help, especially in the second half.

"We knew we had to be on our game," he continued. "They're a good side, in the league above, and if you don't turn up, we could've got a hiding - but the gaffer wouldn't let us do that. He's on us every day, even when we're winning games."

Speaking to The Press before the game, the 31-year-old lamented his lack of fond FA Cup memories - but his outlook was sunnier after the fourth qualifying round victory.

He said: "It's about time we had a bit of fortune in this competition - it's one of the best in England.

"It's been a bit of a nightmare for me but today was a good day."