Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds was in attendance on Easter Monday as his club, Wrexham, took another step towards promotion with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Notts County in the National League.
An important penalty stop by former Premier League goalkeeper Ben Foster of Wrexham in the 97th minute of the game denied Cedwyn Scott from the spot and send the Racecourse Ground into chaos.
As Foster clinched a crucial victory, jubilant home supporters were spotted punching the air in excitement, including Reynolds, who is apparently buying a house in the town.
Wrexham is now three points ahead of County with a game in hand, and they are on the verge of making their first Football League appearance since their relegation from League Two in 2008.
SCENES 😳@Wrexham_AFC's Ben Foster comes up BIG to save @Official_NCFC's last-minute penalty 🦸♂️ pic.twitter.com/n4ZBSMCrF5— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 10, 2023
John Bostock, a former Tottenham youth player, scored his first professional goal for Lens in France in the final minutes before halftime with a spectacular free kick.
However, Paul Mullin scored just after the resumption of play to tie the score, and then three goals in nine minutes swung the momentum of the game in both directions. Wrexham took the lead on a goal from Jacob Mendy, and after a quick equalizer from Kyle Cameron, the game-winning goal came from Elliott Lee with 12 minutes remaining in regulation.
Foster made a wonderful leaping save to his right from Scott’s penalty following a handball, sending Reynolds, McElhenney, and nearly 10,000 fans wild at the potential of promotion. There was still time for more drama and the chance for Notts County to rescue a draw.
Wrexham will host Yeovil and Boreham Wood, both in the bottom six, before traveling to fifth-place Barnet. Their season concludes with a trip to Torquay, the team currently sitting in the National League’s bottom relegation spot.