Stockport are all-but relegated from the Football League after a draw with Northampton, who could join them in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
Guillem Bauza put the visitors ahead from close range, before Paul Rodgers knocked a cross into his own net.
Shaun Harrad hit the post for the Cobblers, before scoring from the penalty spot after Andy Halls had tripped Bauza in the area.
Greg Tansey fired in a magnificent effort from 35 yards to equalise.
Stockport remain six points off safety with an inferior goal difference than sides around them.
Barring a landslide of goals and results going for them in the final two games, they will drop out of the Football League for the first time in their 106-year history.
Northampton, who are now 18 games without a win, are a point clear of the relegation zone with two games left to play.
Stockport County manager Ray Mathias told BBC Radio Manchester:
"Just absolutely gutted for all of the fans here as if we'd had on won the game 5-2 it wouldn't have been an injustice.
"I'm not sure what's happening with the club, I just worry about the football side so we'll just wait and see on that.
"My situation is I've got a letter which finishes on the 7th of May and we'll see what happens then."
Northampton Town manager Gary Johnson tells BBC Radio Northampton:
"Stockport knew they had to get a win so I was really pleased when we went one up. They came back into it as we lost our game a bit. I thought our back four played well but we didn't dictate the midfield enough.
"Really, Stockport should have been down to 10 men. Then Tansey hits a 30 yard screamer in the top corner.
"We live to fight another day and it's going to go to the wire."
Foul by Andy Halls on Guillem Bauza, Penalty awarded.
Foul by Mansour Assoumani on Abdul Osman, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Walker.
Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matty Mainwaring. James Wallace crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Paul Rodgers manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Wallace, save by Paul Walker.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Paul Walker.
Paul Walker takes the indirect free kick.
Substitution (Stockport) makes a substitution, with Tom Fisher coming on for David Poole.
The official flags David Poole offside.
Paul Rodgers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Poole. Matty Mainwaring takes the indirect free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael Jacobs, Anthony Elding makes a clearance.
Andrew Holt crosses the ball.
Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Goodall.
Substitution Paul Walker comes on in place of Steve Collis.
Dean Beckwith challenges David Poole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Wallace from right wing.
Andrew Holt takes a shot. Alan Goodall gets a block in.
James Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Jacobs. Dean Beckwith takes the free kick.
Shot on goal by Shaun Harrad from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Andrew Holt produces a cross, Effort on goal by Guillem Bauza from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Matty Mainwaring by Abdul Osman results in a free kick. James Wallace takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is delivered by Alan Goodall, Andrew Holt manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by James Wallace.
Corner taken by James Wallace from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Ben Tozer.
James Wallace takes a shot. Save by Steve Collis.
Free kick crossed by James Wallace, Andrew Holt manages to make a clearance.
Booking Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi is booked.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi on James Wallace.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi by Adam Griffin. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Beckwith.
The ball is crossed by Alan Goodall, Anthony Elding makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Alan Goodall, Dean Beckwith manages to make a clearance.
James Wallace produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
45:00 +3:04 Half time
Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.
The ball is swung over by Andy Halls, clearance by Dean Beckwith.
Guillem Bauza concedes a free kick for a foul on David Poole. Matthew Glennon takes the free kick.
Adam Griffin produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Adam Griffin challenges Michael Jacobs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Collis takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is swung over by David Poole, Paul Rodgers makes a clearance.
Matthew Glennon restarts play with the free kick.
Booking Shaun Harrad shown a yellow card.
Shaun Harrad is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Substitution James Vincent goes off and Greg Tansey comes on.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Griffin.
Free kick crossed right-footed by James Wallace from right wing, clearance by Ben Tozer.
Booking Dean Beckwith is given a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Beckwith on James Wallace.
Shot from outside the box by James Wallace misses to the left of the target.
Substitution Leon McKenzie goes off and Andrew Holt comes on.
The ball is sent over by Anthony Elding, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.
Booking Abdul Osman is given a yellow card.
Booking James Wallace receives a yellow card.
Michael Jacobs produces a cross, Mansour Assoumani makes a clearance.
Leon McKenzie is caught offside. Matthew Glennon takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Anthony Elding. Steve Collis takes the free kick.
22:40 Goal scored
Goal! - Paul Rodgers - Stockport 1 - 1 Northamp'n Paul Rodgers scores an own goal. Stockport 1-1 Northampton.
Abdul Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on James Vincent. Indirect free kick taken by Aaron Brown.
Leon McKenzie delivers the ball, save by Matthew Glennon.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Griffin, Steve Collis makes a brilliant save.
The ball is crossed by James Vincent, blocked by Josh Walker.
The ball is crossed by Adam Griffin, Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Ben Tozer restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Leon McKenzie. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Glennon.
Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Brown.
Matty Mainwaring produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
A cross is delivered by Michael Jacobs, save made by Matthew Glennon.
The ball is swung over by Shaun Harrad, blocked by Andy Halls.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon McKenzie. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Glennon.
Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Blocked by Mansour Assoumani.
The ball is delivered by Adam Griffin.
The ball is crossed by Josh Walker, Alan Goodall makes a clearance.
Alan Goodall delivers the ball, clearance by Ben Tozer.
Corner taken by David Poole, Leon McKenzie manages to make a clearance.
Adam Griffin delivers the ball, Abdul Osman manages to make a clearance.
Short corner taken by Adam Griffin from the right by-line.
David Poole delivers the ball, blocked by Paul Rodgers.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Harrad. Matthew Glennon restarts play with the free kick.
Leon McKenzie provided the assist for the goal.
1:22 Goal scored
Goal! - Guillem Bauza - Stockport 0 - 1 Northamp'n Guillem Bauza grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stockport 0-1 Northampton.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs from the right by-line, Matty Mainwaring makes a clearance.
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