VAUXHALL Motors have been saved from relegation for the second time in three seasons.
Motors finished second from bottom in Blue Square North last term and were seemingly heading out of the Conference system after six years and into the Evo-Stik (formerly UniBond) League.
But, like in 2008, the Rivacre Park have been handed a reprieve after a number of clubs disbanded or were placed lower down the football pyramid.
Vauxhall chairman Alan Bartlam said: “We won’t look a gift horse in the mouth and everyone at the club is delighted with this latest reprieve.
“We make no secret of our pride at being a Conference member and long may it continue.”
Motors were given the welcome news on Monday after the FA announced the National League System for steps one to four of the non-league structure.
Harrogate Town, who finished one place below Motors, will also retain their place in Blue Square North while Worcester City, who were due to be relegated from Blue Square South, will switch across to the North league.
Northwich Victoria, despite finishing the season in mid-table, will kick off the campaign in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, however, after they were told they were not eligible for Conference membership.
The Blue Square North line-up for 2010-11 (subject to change) is: AFC Telford United, Alfreton Town, Blyth Spartans, Boston United, Corby Town, Droylsden, Eastwood Town, Gainsborough Trinity, Gloucester City, Guiseley, Harrogate Town, Hinckley United, Hyde United, Ilkeston Town, Nuneaton Town, Redditich United, Solihull Moors, Stafford Rangers, Stalybridge Celtic, Vauxhall Motors, Worcester City, Workington.
Officials from Vauxhall Motors’ neighbours Chester FC, the phoenix club rising out of the ashes of Chester City FC, have been told the resurrected Blues will have to start again in the Vodkat League, otherwise known as the North West Counties.
City Fans United, the owners of Chester FC, had been hoping to be placed in the level above.