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Delirium for Wrexham and Ryan Reynolds in five-goal Notts County thriller

The National League top of the table clash between Wrexham and Notts County did not disappoint, as fans were treated to a five goal thriller in which the home side secured a vital 3-2 victory thanks to last minute penalty drama.

Wrexham hosted Notts County in a highly anticipated tie between the two sides that top the National League with the pair fighting for an automatic promotion place.

Wrexham entered the match off the back of a defeat at Halifax, while Notts County travelled to North Wales after beating Wealdstone 3-0 to take the top spot in the National League standings.

But Ben Foster was the hero as his late penalty save ensured the Dragons kept all three points at the Racecourse Ground, sending owner Ryan Reynolds into raputres.

Notts County entered the interval with a one goal advantage over the home side after they opened their account with a fantastic strike from John Bostock seconds before the referee blew his whistle for half time.

It was the second half, however, when the real action happened.

Despite calls for a foul in the build-up, Wrexham equalised moments after half time after Paul Mullin coolly converted his 44th goal this season in all competitions.

Wrexham subsequently pinned the away side back in a wave of dangerous attacks which culminated in the Welsh team's second goal of the match to make it 2-1.

Mullin picked out Mendy at the back post who fired home with a tidy shot past the Notts County goalkeeper.

Moments later, a moment of magic from Notts County fullback Kyle Cameron put the visitors level at 2-2 after a period of sustained pressure from the away team.

The Racecourse erupted in the 78th minute as Wrexham took the lead once more through Elliot Lee who capitalised on an unfortunate Notts County error to make it 3-2.

Foster to the rescue

As if that was enough drama for one day, in the fourth minute of injury time, the referee motioned to the penalty spot as chaos unfolded in the Wrexham box.

A well spotted handball from O'Connell granted Notts County the opportunity to return home with a hard fought draw if the substitute Scott could fire past the veteran goalkeeper Ben Foster.

Ben Foster, the podcast king who came out of retirement to offer his services to Wrexham, is the hero of the day as he valiantly denies Scott from the penalty spot to defend Wrexham's lead.

Wrexham take the three points which edges them to within touching distance of being an EFL club next season.

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