Updated: Jun 29
Wrexham delivered a remarkable win over Notts County in what was a truly astounding fixture, propelling them to the top of the National League table. The highly anticipated clash between the two record-breaking teams at the summit of the league did not disappoint, as both sides put on an enthralling display of stunning goals and dramatic twists.
Scorefull Second Half For Wrexham And Notts County
Although the first half was somewhat lackluster, the game exploded into action in the second half. After more than 45 minutes of scoreless play, Notts County’s John Bostock curled in a superb free-kick past Wrexham’s diving goalkeeper Ben Foster to score in the fourth of three added minutes. The goal stunned the Racecourse Ground and gave Notts County a lead they desperately needed to keep their promotion hopes alive.
However, Wrexham refused to be outdone and responded brilliantly. They equalized through a stunning goal by their captain, followed by another goal from striker Kwame Thomas that put them in the lead.
The game reached a fever pitch in the dying moments, with Notts County desperately trying to claw its way back into the game. In one of the most calamitous finishes you can see, Wrexham managed to hold on for a 3-2 win.
Mullin Proves Vital For Wrexham
Wrexham’s top scorer this season, Paul Mullin, wasted no time in finding the equalizer just three minutes into the second half. A ball played towards the penalty spot found its way to Mullin, who outmuscled Notts defender Geraldo Bajrami before calmly slotting the ball past goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.
Twenty minutes later, Wrexham took the lead through a superb team effort. Mullin, who had earlier scored the equalizer, turned provider this time, delivering a precise cross toward the onrushing Jacob Mendy. The Gambian striker made no mistake, powering his shot into the back of the net to give Wrexham a deserved advantage.
However, Notts County refused to give up and fought its way back into the game. Six minutes after Mendy’s goal, Kyle Cameron stunned the Racecourse with a diving header that beat Ben Foster. The Notts County captain was unmarked by the Wrexham defenders and celebrated with wild abandon as he pulled his team level on the night.
The goal breathed new life into Notts County’s promotion hopes and set the stage for a thrilling finale as both sides battled to secure all three points. The game, and the league table, were once again evenly poised as the clock ticked toward the final whistle.
Wrexham completed a stunning comeback in a three-goal flurry that lasted just eight minutes. After Notts County failed to clear a dangerous cross, Paul Mullin pounced on the loose ball and unselfishly set up Elliot Lee, who calmly slotted the ball into the net to give Wrexham the lead once again.
Mullin’s heroics earned him the man of the match award, but the real hero of the day was Ben Foster, Wrexham’s emergency goalkeeper who made some crucial saves to preserve the win.
Ben Foster, The Hero In The Dying Embers
As the game drew to a close, Notts County was awarded a set piece beyond the established added time. Cedwyn Scott stepped up to take the penalty that could have secured a point for his team and kept them in the title race. However, Foster produced a stunning save, diving to his left to deny Scott’s well-placed shot and preserve Wrexham’s lead.
The home team successfully cleared the ball out for a corner and defended it with determination, sealing a memorable 3-2 victory that put them in pole position for promotion.
The Racecourse erupted into wild celebrations as the final whistle blew, signaling Wrexham’s hard-fought victory over Notts County.
With this win, Wrexham now enjoys a three-point lead at the top of the table and has a game in hand, putting them in an excellent position for promotion to the Football League. If Wrexham can maintain their form and secure victories in their remaining five games of the season, it would mark a historic achievement for the club and fulfill the ambitions of Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who became the new owners of the club in 2020.