Northwich Victoria have earned a stay of execution after a winding up order against the club was adjourned.
The case, brought by HM Customs and Revenue over an unpaid tax bill of £350,000, was adjourned after the Vics applied to go into administration.
A consortium led by Jim Rushe, which is hoping to buy Northwich will hold talks with the Revenue and other creditors.
Meanwhile, the Vics face a ten-point deduction from the Blue Square Premier once they go into administration.
The deduction will leave them marooned at the foot of the table.