TOWN supporters should be toasting Wayne Hatswell!
He was the man who ensured the McAlpine club's Division III promotion bid remains in their own hands by scoring the goal which denied Torquay victory at home to Kidderminster.
A win would have put the Gulls above Town on goal difference going into Saturday's final round.
And it look on the cards after David Graham put them ahead in the 42nd minute.
But Torquay were made to pay for failing to clear Steve Burton's 73rd-minute corner as Hatswell volleyed home.
Frazer Stretton turned down a penalty shout when Kiddy's Lee Jenkins appeared to bundle over Jo Kuffour.
Doncaster clinched the title by drawing 0-0 at Boston while Hull sealed promotion with a 2-1 win at Yeovil, where Ian Ashbee struck the winner 14 minutes from time.
Derek Asamoah's late strike sent 10-man Northampton into the play-off places at the expense of Yeovil.
An unmarked John Cartledge headed Bury in front from an early corner, before the Cobblers equalised through Town old boy Martin Smith, who converted an Eric Sabin pass.
But they were caught napping when David Nugent drilled the visitors back in front and Sabin was sent off for diving under a challenge from Lee Unsworth.
Marc Richards levelled from close range, but there was still time for substitute Asamoah to net the winner.
Carlisle joined York in falling through the Football League trapdoor after they could only draw 1-1 at home to Cheltenham, who host Town on Saturday.
Manager Paul Simpson pledged his team would pull out all the stops for a quick return next season.
"I have told the players it's a massive test of character how you bounce back," he said.
"It's all systems go because we have to get straight back out of the Conference.
"Everything is in place for us to come back up."