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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in tears after Wrexham gain promotion

Ryan Sidle

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in tears after Wrexham gain promotion

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney were left in tears, as Wrexham earned promotion back into League Two, thanks to two goals from Paul Mullin.

It was a tense evening around the Racecourse Ground, as Wrexham knew a win over Boreham Wood would send them back into the Football League.

The club had endured 15 years in the National League, after their most recent relegation, but have been revitalised over the past two years, thanks to their new owners.

They had been pushed for much of the season by rivals Notts County but were left needing three points in their remaining two games of the campaign.



With the pressure all on the Red Dragons, it was the visitors who struck first, and extremely early, on Saturday evening, to dent the mood.

Lee Ndlovu made it 1-0 to the side from Hertfordshire, after getting on the end of a bouncing ball and lobbing Ben Foster after just 40 seconds.

Elliott Lee equalised before half-time, with a header, before Mullin was the man who struck two goals worthy of getting a team back into the Football League.


Understandably, the two Hollywood stars who own the club couldn't hold back their emotions at full time, and you could see what the promotion meant to them as they shed tears.

The two Hollywood stars have not just come in and been absent owners, instead being at as many of the home games as they could.

It's been obvious throughout how much success at the club has meant to both the Deadpool actor and the Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor and writer.


They made five promises to the club when purchasing it, starting with a pledge to win, one that they have clearly stuck to after picking up 110 points, with one game still to go.

That winning habit has definitely been helped by being pushed all the way by Notts County, whose 106 points would have been enough to earn promotion in every other year of the National League.

Importantly the two North Americans, who took over in February 2021, have revealed they don't really consider themselves 'owners' of the Red Dragons.

Instead, McElhenney explained how they saw themselves as 'chairmen' of the club and that it was the fans and the town who were the real owners. Other club owners in England could take a lot of lessons from them.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Football, Wrexham, Ryan Reynolds, Non-League, League Two

Ryan Sidle
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