Welcome To Wrexham Just Got Its Hollywood Ending
The popular F/X soccer documentary series Welcome To Wrexham just got some INCREDIBLE drama for season two.
If you’re unfamiliar, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney purchased the soccer club Wrexham AFC in 2020. Wrexham plays in the National League, the fifth tier of English soccer. The famous duo pumped a lot of money in an effort to get the club promoted into the fully professional Football League.
The Football league consists of the top four leagues in England with the Premier League at the top and League Two at the bottom. The higher up the pyramid you go, the more money you can make. The attempt to get promoted last year ended in heartbreak when Wrexham lost the promotion semifinals to Grimsby Town.
Reynolds and McElhenney continue to invest money in the club and it has paid dividends. Wrexham entered the day tied for first place but trailing Notts County on goal differential. The two clubs have been titans this year. They entered with 100 points each and both teams have scored more than 100 goals this season.
The two top clubs faced off at Wrexham’s home the Racecourse Ground on Monday. Only one team earns automatic promotion to League Two with the next four teams in the standings going into a precarious playoff. This game had massive stakes attached and it lived up to the billing.
Notts County took the lead shortly before halftime, but Wrexham’s leading scorer Paul Mullin leveled the game shortly after halftime. Wrexham took a 2-1 lead in the 69th minute. Notts County would tie the match again in the 75th minute.
Just three minutes later Mullin laid the ball off to Elliot Lee sent the home supporters into a frenzy giving Wrexham a 3-2 lead.
Wrexham Can’t Do Anything Without Some Drama
However, a team owned by two famous actors seemingly can’t do anything drama free. In the dying stages of the match Wrexham conceded a penalty kick. Wrexham’s goalkeeper Ben Foster has over ten years of experience playing in the Premier League. He retired this past September, but ended up signing a short-term deal with Wrexham in March when their starting keeper suffered an injury.
With promotion potentially on the line, Ben Foster saved the penalty.
The save preserved a 3-2 win for Wrexham. They now have a three point lead on Notts County. They’ve also played one fewer game than Notts County which means they have a chance to further build on their lead. Nothing is guaranteed, but with just four matches to go, it looks like Welcome To Wrexham season two is going to have a happy conclusion.