Barrow AFC will be heading to Aldershot Town in next season's National League after all, after the Hampshire side were given a reprieve from relegation last Saturday.

That came due to Gateshead's demotion from to National League North being confirmed, although the Tynesiders did win their appeal against their suspension from the National League after the organisation's AGM.

They were not, however, allowed to remain in English football's fifth tier after they were found guilty breaching a number of financial regulations under owner Dr Ranjan Varghese over the course of last season.

The Heed have since been been taken over by a consortium led by Neil Pinkerton and Trevor Clark.

Gateshead's final game in the National League came against the Bluebirds on April, with Ian Evatt's side recording a comfortable 2-0 victory at the International Stadium, courtesy of two goals by John Rooney.

As part of their initial punishment, the Heed were deducted nine points, which meant AFC jumped above them in the final league standings and into tenth.

Aldershot, a Football League club as recently as 2013, initially suffered the drop after finishing fourth from bottom.

Barrow did the double over the Shots last season, with a season-turning 2-0 victory at the Recreation Ground being backed up, just, by a slightly fortuitous 2-1 win at Holker Street.