Wrexham emerge victorious from impressive National League clash against Notts County

Wrexham staged a second-half comeback to triumph over Notts County in a National League top-table six-point blockbuster on Easter Monday.

Despite being 1-0 behind at half time, Phil Parkinson’s side emerged victorious 3-2 in a spectacular event at the Racecourse Ground to move three points up on top.

After a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Halifax last time out, the pressure was on Wrexham to win again against fierce promotion rivals as the two teams went into this round level on 100 points apiece.

However, the Red Dragons found themselves 1-0 down at half-time after former Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder John Bostock scored a sublime free-kick in the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time to put visitors ahead.

Unfazed by a surprise late in the first half, the hosts flew out of the traps, when the division’s second-highest scorer, Paul Mullin, scored just three minutes into the second half to restore parity.

Jacob Mendy completed the substitution in the 70th minute, sending Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney off to dreamland, but it wasn’t finished by a long shot.

Notts captain Kyle Cameron headed the equalizer at the far post just five minutes later, leaving this impressive tie open for the final stretch.

Cameron’s heroism was for naught as Wrexham prevailed through Elliot Lee, who gave the home team another lead on 78 minutes after Mullin served him a silver platter.

Little did the hosts know that the end-to-end encounter at the Racecourse Ground had one last massive twist waiting in the wings.

The visitors were handed a penalty for a handball in stoppage time, but 39-year-old Ben Foster sent the crowd into ecstasy when he made a save from 12 yards out.

With one game down and a three-point lead, Wrexham will be looking to keep their promotion bid on track when they take on Barnet in the next round.

As for Notts, the upcoming home clash against third-placed Woking will test their character, with hopes of earning promotion to League Two for the first time since the fateful 2018/19 season now hanging in the balance.


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