MATCH-WINNING goalscorer Clayton Donaldson believes that tonight is a good time for York City to be back in action.

Donaldson scored a brace at Darlington, his second in two games, on Saturday to seal a 2-1 win for the Minstermen, who have now won four on the trot.

This evening (7.45pm), City welcome Hereford to the LNER Community Stadium for a National League North fixture rearranged from earlier this month.

It will be the first game under the lights at Monks Cross this season, and, it must be hoped, the first such outing to enter the record books, as February's night game against AFC Fylde fell during a season declared null and void.

"It's a historic game and coming off the back of four consecutive wins, everyone's full of confidence," the striker said.

"It's a good time to play the game."

Donaldson himself looks to be brimming with confidence. After poking home the opener from a poorly defended corner, he dinked in an audacious Panenka penalty to send City into the break 2-0 up.

"It takes a bit of bottle to do," he admitted. "If the keeper stands there you look a bit of an idiot but, lucky for me, he gambled."

The returning 37-year-old former Bradford City man is just one of a number of attacking options manager Steve Watson has to call on this season.

He started Saturday's fixture playing as part of an attacking two alongside target man Mark Beck. The weekend before, he was part of a front three which also featured Kurt Willoughby.

Midfielders Olly Dyson, Michael Woods and Mackenzie Heaney have also shown potential in front of goal.

Waiting in the wings is striker Jason Gilchrist, signed ahead of this campaign from South Shields. Injured during pre-season, then having missed out against Hebburn Town in the FA Cup for Covid reasons, Gilchrist's appearances thus far have been very limited but should provide Watson with another attacking option over the course of term.

"When you've got a player like Beck in your team, you're always going to get chances because he wins near enough everything. He brings you in," Donaldson said.

"I'm always trying to make sure I'm playing off him. When the ball goes up to him, I'm gambling because nine times out of 10, he's going to win it or flick it on. It's every striker's dream.

"We've got four good strikers here. It's a great headache for the manager.

"Olly Dyson played up top (at Darlington) on the right so he mixed that up. It's good when you've got players who can play four or five different positions at the top."