Hartlepool United's unbroken 96-year spell in the Football League is over..
Pools beat Dobcaster at the Northern Gas & Power Stadium but Newport County did likewise against Notts County at Rodney Parade.
SportMail looks back at the big events over the past 96 years.
Where it all began ... Wrexham.
Pools were admitted to Division Three North and began with a 2-0 victory on the way to finishing fourth in their debut season, one of only seven top 10 placings in the first three decades.
It did not take long for the novelty to wear off at the Victoria Ground as Pools made their first application for re-election after ending 21st.
Pools were 13th in the first competitive season after World War Two, under legendary boss, Fred Westgarth.
A young striker by the name of Ken Johnson made his debut on the final day of the 1940s, scoring the first of 98 goals in a 3-0 victory over Bradford City.
Pools clocked up 50 points, their biggest tally since joining the Football League, with a team which included club legends like Berry Brown, Wattie Moore and Tommy McGuigan.
Pools went top of Division Three North after an 18 game run but could not sustain it and finished fifth.
Manchester United's famous Busby Babes hold off plucky Pools in the FA Cup in front of a record 17,426 crowd at the Vic, the Red Devils winning 4-3.
Pools are runners up in the division behind Derby but with only one side going up to Division Two, they missed out on promotion.
After the Division Three North and South are disbanded, Pools begin their first season in Division Four.
While Pools are on their way to a first application for relegation in the new division, they do set a club record with a 10-1 victory over bottom club Barrow
Pools suffer their record defeat when they were humblewd 10-1 at Wrexham.
Pools finish bottom of Division Four after conceding 104 goals but survive their fourth successive application for re-election.
Pools appoint an ultra-confident 29-year-old striker as their new manager .... Brian Clough.
Brian Clough leads Pools to safety in 18th place and hands a debut to 16-year-old schoolboy John McGovern in the last game of the season.
Clough's first and only full season at the Vic saw Pools end in eighth place but his talents had been recognised by Derby who made him their new manager.
After over four decades in the Football League's bottom tier, Pools are promoted from Division Four under Gus McLean following a 2-0 win at Swansea, Bobby Cummings and Wilson Hepplewhite the scorers.
Pools suffer immediate relegation, finishing third bottom in Division Three, two points from safety.
McLean resigns as Pools boss as the side end the season 23rd In Division Four, seeking another re-election.
Len Ashurst leads Pools to safety in Division Four with a stunning run, including a 2-1 derby win at Darlington
A new record for Pools! The club go vinyl as they release songs 'Who put sugar in my tea?' with 'Never say die' as the B-side.
Hartlepool AFC becomes Hartlepool United, but the name-change brought no luck as they ended the campaign 21st for yet another re-election bid, Souhport dropping out of the Football League.
Billy Horner takes Pools to second in the table but the side would end the season sixth though with a record 70 points only minor consolation for failing to make the top four.
Chairman John Smart begins the demolition of the stand erected in World War One as a temporary measure after the original structure was destroyed by a German Zeppelin.
Pools humble Sunderland 1-0 at gale-swept Roker Park in the Sherpa Vans Trophy, Brian Honour scoring the winner direct from a corner.
New chairman Garry Gibson appoints Cyril Knowles as manager with Pools rock-bottom of the Football League but the former Spurs favourite inspires a remarkable recovery to end the season 19th.
Pools clinch promotion with a 3-1 final-day win over Northampton, Paul Dalton, Paul Baker and leading scorer Joe Allon. The success was completed superbly by caretaker Alan Murray, the club's commercial manager, after Cyril had been taken ill.
Pools finish 11th in Division Three and will be playing in Division Two next season after the re-naming of the Football League divisions.
Pools beat Premier League Crystal Palace 1-0 in the third round of the FA Cup, but financial difficulties had set in and on the pitch, the team slid to a 16th place finish.
Pools, best by financial woes, are relegated back to the bottom flight after ending the season 23rd and crushed 7-1 by Peter Shilton's title-winning Plymouth.
Mick Tait leads Pools to safety with an excellent late-season run, Joe Allon's last-gasp winner at Darlington sealing the deal.
Increased Oil Recovery, an Aberdeen-based, Norwegian-owned oil company buy Pools fropm local hero, Harold Hornsey
Pools survive a late scrape to stay in the Football League under new boss Chris Turner.
Pools reach the play-offs for the first time but lose both legs of the semi-final to arch-rivals Darlington.
A case of deja vu as Pools reach the play-offs again only to be defeated in both legs by Blackpool.
A stunning end-of-season run takes Pools into the play-offs again, only to lose on penalties at Cheltenham in the semi-final.
Fourth time lucky! Pools don't need the play-offs as they go up as runners-up under Mike Newell who had taken over from Chris Turner after he joined Sheffield Wednesday.
Pools enjoy their best ever season, Neale Cooper leading Pools to sixth but there is play-off heartache as Danny Wilson's Bristol City score two late goals to snatch a trip to Cardiff.
Cooper takes Pools to sixth again only to be sacked in a shock move. Pools reach the playoff final after Ritchie Humphreys, fittingly, scores the winning penalty at Tranmere. There are tears and anger at Cardiff where Pools lose 4-2 after extra-time to Sheffield Wednesday.
Pools are relegated 12 months after being eight minutes from the Championship. Danny Wilson takes over as boss.
Wilson's wonders return to League One at the first time of asking, just missing out on the League Two title by a whisker.
Pools sack Wilson with the side comfortably placed in League One and team end up hanging on to their third tier status, just!
Despite a good effort by boss John Hughes and a late season spark from Luke James, Pools are relegated back to League Two.
Ronnie Moore pulls off THE Great Escape as Pools fight back from 10 points adrift to stay in Football League with a game to spare after a 2-1 win over Exeter.
Seventeen years of IOR-ownership ends when Essex-based recruitment company JPNG buy club.
Pools sack Craig Hignett with side 19th, five points above drop zone, and appoint Dave Jones.
Chairman Gary Coxall sacks Jones with Pools 23rd and two points below relegation zone after the wheels fall off with unacceptable displays against Leyton Orient and Barnet.
Coxall resigns just three days before must-win game with Doncaster, Pam Duxbury, who only joined Pools in mid-season taking over as club's first chairwoman.
Pools are relegated to the National League for the first time in their history