NEWTOWN'S unbroken Welsh Premier membership remained in tact after South Wales League applicant Haverfordwest County slipped out of the top two last night.
A comfortable 5-1 victory for Taffs Well over relegated Caerau Ely saw the Wellmen leapfrog County into second place in the final Macwhirter League One table.
Goals from Nathan White, Liam Williams, Jamal Roberts, Adrian Hiroli and Joey Evans cancelled Keyon Ruffell's early riposte as Taffs Well, who did not apply for promotion to the Welsh Premier, ended second to champions Cambrian & Clydach who also opted against a Welsh Premier application.
The result means Newtown will avoid relegation to the Huws Gray Alliance despite ending adrift at the foot of the table following another season of struggle.
Instead the only club relegated from the Welsh Premier is Neath following the full-time club's failure to overturn a domestic and UEFA licence rejection from the Welsh FA.
Huws Gray Alliance champions Gap Connah's Quay will replace the Neath in the Welsh Premier while the latter club's future remains in major doubt.
Mid Wales benefits further from Newtown's survival with Llanrhaeadr, seemingly doomed to relegation after ending their debut Huws Gray Alliance season in the third and final relegation place, also reprieved.
Bottom of the table Welshpool will also avoid relegation from Spar Mid Wales League One while both Hay St Marys and Penybont would be free to join Spar Mid Wales League Two despite the latter failing to end in the top two.
Welshpool manager David Jones said he would be looking to the future.
He said: "The result means that we can concentrate on rebuilding the side for another season in the Spar Mid Wales League first division."