The bubbly begins to explode as the Spytty Park party gets into full swing
It was never going to be a case of if, but when runaway leaders Newport County would win promotion to the Blue Square Premier.
They finally achieved that goal on Monday night following their 2-0 victory over Havant & Waterlooville and became the first club in the English pyramid to seal promotion.
Dean Holdsworth's men are worthy champions, having topped the Blue Square South since September and never looked in danger of slipping up.
They left their rivals standing, having won 27 games from 35, losing just once, scoring 78 and conceding just 17.
Records are still there to be broken with seven games remaining though.
The record points tally stands at 99, Newport are on 88 but can achieve 109; record wins is 30 and fewest defeats is four, while fewest goals conceded stands at 31.
The Black & Amber army came out in force - a record crowd of 4,221, including some from as far away as Hertfordshire and Plymouth - to witness the Exiles reach their highest level since going out of business 21 years ago.
Many arrived early to soak up the atmosphere, with some donning scarves in club colours bearing the word "champions" while others brought black and amber-coloured balloons.
Paul Bignot waves the County scarf with joy after the final whistle
The expectant crowd roared as their heroes entered the field to the tune of Tina Turner's classic Simply the Best which was preceded by a more recent number from the Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling which continues: "that tonight's gonna be a good night "
Holdsworth was presented with February's manager of the month award before kick-off and no doubt the manager of the year accolade will follow.
County started brightly and the party almost began on four minutes when Craig Reid smashed the post, but you could sense a goal was coming.
Danny Rose saw a free kick tipped over and then Sam Foley broke the deadlock heading home Jamie Collins' cross at the far post from close range. Cue celebrations.
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