Tranmere beat the drop by a single point thanks to victory at Stockport and Wycombe's 3-0 win over Gillingham, who are relegated to League Two.
Goals from Ian Goodison, Ian Thomas-Moore and Joss Labadie made the Adams Park result count in Tranmere's favour.
Goodison blasted Rovers in front from close range before Thomas-Moore volleyed in Zoumana Bakayogo's cross.
And Labadie sealed the win when he pounced to tap in after keeper Lloyd Rigby had spilled a Bas Savage strike.
The 3,000-strong travelling support could afford to start their celebrations in earnest a good 15 minutes before the final whistle, with the Gills conceding the last of their goals in the 72nd minute and Rovers 2-0 up at the time.
It might have been a different story for the Merseysiders, though, had County's Adam Griffin not nodded wide form just eight yards out minutes after Goodison's opener.
After that let-off, however, the visitors dominated the second period against their already-relegated opponents as they deservedly saw out the win and sealed their League One survival.
Stockport manager Gary Ablett told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I haven't enjoyed it really the last month or so as hard as I've tried because there had been an inevitability about the situation.
"I hope to be given the chance but as I've said we're miles behind in terms of our preparation and the administrators have told us not to do anything."
Tranmere manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:
"It is like a fairy tale ending, as we've not been able to stick two wins together.
"It's a dream come true, when we took over it looked as though we had a uphill battle and it was, it wasn't easy.
"But we stuck to our principles and we decided the way we wanted to play and we stuck to it throughout."
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Saturday, 8 May 2010
18 Halls yellow card
14 Griffin (Johnson 71)
10 Ibehre yellow card
01 fon Williams,
08 Broomes yellow card
21 Robinson (Curran 90+2)
Ref: KettleAtt: 7,208
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+3:18 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
90:00+2:05 Inswinging corner taken by Danny Pilkington from the left by-line played to the near post, Danny Swailes takes a shot. Peter
Gulacsi makes a save.
90:00+1:15 Substitution Andy Robinson goes off and Craig Curran comes on.
90:00+0:36 Shaleum Logan concedes a free kick for a foul on Mathew Sadler. Danny Pilkington takes the direct free kick.
89:31 Jemal Johnson takes a inswinging corner.
88:32 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Andy Robinson, Paul Turnbull gets a block in.
88:32 Booking The referee cautions Andy Halls for unsporting behaviour.
87:46 Zoumana Bakayogo fouled by Andy Halls, the ref awards a free kick.
85:16 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jemal Johnson. Peter Gulacsi restarts play with the free kick.
84:56 Ian Thomas-Moore produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save made by Lloyd Rigby.
83:40 Shaleum Logan crosses the ball, Mathew Sadler gets a block in.
82:51 Danny Pilkington produces a cross, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.
81:27 Paul Turnbull concedes a free kick for a foul on Joss Labadie. Peter Gulacsi takes the free kick.
80:09 Ash Taylor produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
79:31 Short corner worked by Bas Savage.
79:25 A cross is delivered by Bas Savage, blocked by Andy Halls.
78:07 Corner taken by Jemal Johnson, Bas Savage makes a clearance.
77:47 Danny Pilkington takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ian Goodison.
75:45 GOAL - Joss Labadie:Stockport 0 - 3 Tranmere Joss Labadie finds the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Stockport 0-3 Tranmere.
75:16 Bas Savage takes a shot. Save by Lloyd Rigby.
74:27 Floated corner taken by Andy Robinson, Paul Turnbull makes a clearance.
71:25 Unfair challenge on Jemal Johnson by Joss Labadie results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jemal
70:14 Substitution Adam Griffin leaves the field to be replaced by Jemal Johnson.
69:39 Booking Marlon Broomes receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
69:01 Booking The referee shows Jabo Ibehre a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
65:40 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by David Perkins.
65:29 The ball is sent over by Andy Robinson, Andy Halls gets a block in.
64:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Goodison by Jabo Ibehre. Direct free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.
62:34 Danny Pilkington produces a cross.
62:16 Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Ash Taylor gets a block in.
61:49 The ball is crossed by Andy Halls, clearance made by Shaleum Logan.
61:24 The ball is delivered by Ian Thomas-Moore, clearance by Paul Huntington.
59:23 Effort from inside the area by James Vincent misses to the right of the goal.
57:38 The offside flag is raised against Jabo Ibehre. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.
57:11 Danny Pilkington takes a shot. Comfortable save by Peter Gulacsi.
55:28 Joss Labadie fouled by Danny Swailes, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Robinson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed
from left channel, clearance made by Danny Swailes.
54:13 Floated corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Joss Labadie misses
to the left of the goal.
52:36 The assist for the goal came from Zoumana Bakayogo.
52:36 GOAL - Ian Thomas-Moore:Stockport 0 - 2 Tranmere Ian Thomas-Moore grabs a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Stockport 0-2 Tranmere.
51:31 Adam Griffin takes a shot. Ian Goodison gets a block in.
51:03 The ball is delivered by Ian Thomas-Moore, Adam Griffin gets a block in.
50:55 Ian Thomas-Moore crosses the ball, clearance made by Danny Swailes.
49:27 A cross is delivered by David Perkins, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.
46:01 Mathew Sadler sends in a cross, Shaleum Logan gets a block in. Shaleum Logan is penalised for a handball. Danny Pilkington
crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Ian Goodison.
45:01 The second half begins.
45:00+1:57 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
44:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by Marlon Broomes. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Pilkington
from left wing, save by Peter Gulacsi.
44:12 Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Save by Peter Gulacsi.
43:32 Corner taken left-footed by Adam Griffin, clearance made by Ian Goodison.
42:13 Joss Labadie has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
39:24 Joss Labadie takes a shot from long range and strikes the post. The assistant referee flags for offside against Ian Thomas-Moore.
Free kick taken by Lloyd Rigby.
37:09 Bas Savage provided the assist for the goal.
37:09 GOAL - Ian Goodison:Stockport 0 - 1 Tranmere Ian Goodison finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Stockport
32:08 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Pilkington played to the near post, clearance made by Ian Goodison.
29:29 Zoumana Bakayogo crosses the ball.
29:02 Corner taken short by Andy Robinson.
28:57 A cross is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, clearance by Paul Huntington.
26:45 Unfair challenge on Danny Swailes by Bas Savage results in a free kick. Lloyd Rigby restarts play with the free kick.
26:09 Foul by Jabo Ibehre on Marlon Broomes, free kick awarded. Peter Gulacsi restarts play with the free kick.
25:17 The ball is crossed by Andy Robinson, save by Lloyd Rigby.
24:14 The ball is crossed by Ian Goodison.
23:37 Bas Savage fouled by Mathew Sadler, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Andy Robinson.
21:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by Marlon Broomes. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny
20:24 A cross is delivered by James Vincent, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Adam Griffin misses to the right of the
19:38 Unfair challenge on Danny Swailes by Gareth Edds results in a free kick. Danny Swailes restarts play with the free kick.
18:36 Zoumana Bakayogo produces a cross.
17:51 Andy Robinson delivers the ball, blocked by Andy Halls.
17:18 Short corner taken by Andy Robinson from the right by-line.
17:06 Andy Robinson delivers the ball.
16:26 Andy Robinson sends in a cross, David Perkins manages to make a clearance.
16:05 Centre by Andy Robinson.
13:55 A cross is delivered by Ash Taylor, save made by Lloyd Rigby.
12:27 Gareth Edds has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
11:15 The ball is delivered by Mathew Sadler, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.
9:56 Corner taken by Andy Robinson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Danny Swailes.
9:40 Gareth Edds takes a shot. Danny Swailes gets a block in.
9:05 Jabo Ibehre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan. Direct free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.
7:02 The ball is swung over by Danny Pilkington, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Adam Griffin misses to the
left of the goal.
5:46 Ian Thomas-Moore produces a cross, clearance made by Mathew Sadler.
4:45 Shot on goal by Shaleum Logan from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
4:37 The ball is sent over by Ian Thomas-Moore, Mathew Sadler makes a clearance.
3:06 Jabo Ibehre is caught offside. Peter Gulacsi takes the indirect free kick.
0:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joss Labadie on Adam Griffin. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Pilkington.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Mathew Sadler. Peter Gulacsi takes the indirect free kick.
0:00 The game gets underway.
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