Some fifth and even sixth tier clubs are still professional so I imagine they could keep that record. It depends on whether people mean a club with full time playing staff compared to a club playing in a fully professional league structure.
Ominous for Stoke that. While searching for the answer to your question I came across this:
In 1888, Notts County, along with 11 other football clubs, became a founding member of The Football League. They finished their first league season in 11th place, but avoided the dubious honour of the wooden spoon, which went to Midlands rivals Stoke.
I think that they were the club with the most consecutive seasons in the Football League as I can’t find anywhere that says they dropped lower than the 4th Division.
To me, I’d be leaning towards shenanigans. I don’t know how you can screw things up so much, then suddenly declare the tie as over. It’s a technical error not to bring VAR in. Surely there should be a replay?
the match was called over after Wydad refused to continue play for 1.5hrs. In fairness, you continue the play and then have a go at the end and try to get the replay. No point whinging about it and stopping everything