NANTWICH Town secured promotion to the UniBond league for the first time in their history despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Ramsbottom on Saturday.
This weekend's opponents Salford City fell to a 4-2 defeat at FC United to give the Dabbers a five-point advantage going into the final match.
Head coach Steve Davis said: 'What can I say other than how privileged and proud I feel to have a set of players who have won the FA Vase and promotion in consecutive seasons.
'But, without taking anything away from them, I have to say it has been a group effort all round. There are many unsung heroes at Nantwich Town and without them we couldn't have produced these marvellous achievements.
'I would also like to go on record of thanking the magnificent supporters, both home and away. They are a great credit to Nantwich Town and I sincerely hope they will be with us when we begin a new era next season at Kingsley Fields, and in a new league.'
Nantwich were first to create an opening when a fourth-minute Danny Griggs volley from a Mark Fitton throw was hit just wide of the target.
Griggs was prominent in a 10th-minute move when the diminutive winger crossed from the right to place the ball in front of Kinsey who was unlucky with a close-range header.
Nantwich then had a great chance to open the scoring after McCulloch's superb right-wing cross was hit on the volley by Kinsey only to see the 20-yard effort fly over the bar. Skipper Phil Parkinson went close with a volley.
Rob Hackney pulled off a magnificent save at the foot of his left-hand post after Maden's right-wing cross fell to Moore who hit a fierce volley on the turn from inside the box.
In the second half, Stuart Scheuber's chip from close range edged over the bar before the midfielder then cleverly back-heeled into the path of Taylor whose delicate pass to Griggs was hit narrowly over the bar from 12 yards.
Andy Kinsey's 67th-minute free kick fell inches wide of the far post, and in Nantwich's search for a winner, Rams-bottom were on the rack for the final 10 minutes.
Nantwich were raiding from both wings. In the 85th minute Bott brought the ball down neatly close to the byline before playing in Kinsey at the near post but, despite a first-time connection, Kinsey's strike from three yards hit the chest of the keeper.
In the 89th minute, Griggs' fine effort from the edge of the box beat Campbell and looked destined for the top right-hand corner of the net but skimmed the upright.
* Town beat Bacup 4-1 in midweek thanks to Andy Bott, Danny Griggs, Richard Smith and Andy Kinsey.