Ryan Reynolds punched the air earlier than turning to embrace Rob McElhenney because the Hollywood stars moved a giant step nearer to their dream of main Welsh soccer staff Wrexham to promotion.
The pair celebrated on the finish of a recreation that had all of the thrills of a giant display blockbuster and the last word twist as former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster pulled off a penalty save within the seventh minute of stoppage time to safe a 3-2 win in opposition to closest rival Notts County on Monday.
Wrexham, which has been given A-list sparkle after being purchased by the 2 actors, moved three factors clear on the prime of the Nationwide League with a recreation in hand.
Elliot Lee’s 78th-minute strike was the decisive purpose after each groups had led in the course of the match. However it was Foster’s save to disclaim Cedwyn Scott that secured victory and put the fourth tier of English soccer nearby.
It had been billed as presumably the largest recreation within the historical past of soccer at this degree — and it didn’t disappoint.
Wrexham has gained world recognition since being taken over by Reynolds and McElhenney and that includes in a tv collection that streams worldwide. Each groups went into the match on 100 factors every, with County topping the desk on purpose distinction. Just one staff is mechanically promoted and Wrexham now leads the way in which after this important win. Wrexham has 4 video games left to play within the season.
John Bostock fired County forward within the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time with a free kick.
Paul Mullin evened the rating within the fiftieth and Jacob Mendy put Wrexham forward within the 69th as Reynolds and McElhenney watched on on the Racecourse Floor.
Celebrations from the house followers have been reduce brief, nevertheless, when Kyle Cameron equalized for the guests within the seventy fifth.
Lee struck three minutes later to place Wrexham on target for victory.
That was earlier than Eoghan O’Connell was adjudged to deal with within the field and County had the prospect to degree the rating as soon as once more from the penalty spot.
However Foster, who solely stepped out of retirement final month to affix Wrexham on a short-term deal, proved the hero together with his last-gasp save.