Newport pulled off the great escape as Mark O'Brien's 89th-minute strike saw them beat Notts County 2-1 and seal their place in League Two next season.
With Hartlepool 2-1 up against Doncaster and Newport drawing 1-1, the Exiles were set to drop out of the English Football League.
But up stepped O'Brien who slammed in at the back post to secure an extraordinary win.
Mickey Demetriou and Jorge Grant exchanged goals either side of half-time as the match looked set to end a stalemate.
The Exiles were 11...