Reynolds marvels at ‘beautiful, torturous play’ as Wrexham beat Notts County in five-goal thriller

Wrexham part-owner Ryan Reynolds has praised both his team and rivals Notts County after they overcame a 3-2 classic to move three points clear in the National League.

The Welsh side took the spoils in a five-goal thriller between the top two teams in the division, culminating in a spectacular save from goalkeeper Ben Foster’s penalty in the 97th minute.

It means Phil Parkinson’s men move to 103 points on the season, just three ahead of County, and one game less than their rivals after an unprecedented pair of seasons.

Hollywood star Reynolds, who owns the club along with fellow actor Rob McElhenney, was quick to credit both his team’s opponents and Foster’s crucial contribution when he spoke afterwards.

“I think it was a pressure cooker going into this, for both teams,” he told BT Sport. “What both have achieved is historic on every level.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it. When I get my hands on Ben Foster, he’s on DL, I’ll break my ribs.”

“I’m going to hold him so tight. I don’t feel like I have a heart anymore. I feel like I used every beat I had left during that match.”

“That was unlike anything I had seen before and indicative of all who have watched and participated in this beautiful and torturous game forever.

“I’m really grateful right now that I didn’t worry about this years ago because it would have eaten me alive. That was really something.”

McElhenney, who also attended the highly successful game, took to social media afterwards, writing on Twitter: “I can’t believe there was a time I thought football was boring.”

Wrexham, who have four games left this season, take on play-off hopefuls Barnet on Saturday.


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