Wrexham vs. Boreham Wood – Football Match Report – April 22, 2023
WREXHAM, Wales — Wrexham’s Hollywood homeowners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney watched alongside “Ant-Man” star Paul Rudd because the staff received promotion from the National League to the English Football League with a dramatic 3-1 win in opposition to Boreham Wood on Saturday.
Wrexham, purchased by Reynolds and McElhenney from a supporter-backed belief in 2021, sealed promotion 15 years to the day since a 2-0 defeat at Hereford consigned them to relegation from the EFL.
But the Red Dragons endured an anxious 90 minutes in opposition to Boreham Wood, who took the lead on the Racecourse Ground simply 44 seconds after kick-off with a aim from ahead Lee Ndlovu.
Needing a victory to keep away from having to win at Torquay United on the ultimate day of the season to safe promotion, Wrexham equalised on quarter-hour when midfielder Elliot Lee scored with a far-submit header.
But it wasn’t till striker Paul Mullin scored his forty sixth aim of the season with a surprising shot on 53 minutes that Wrexham took cost of the sport and moved towards the essential win.
Mullin, a free switch from Cambridge United in 2021, acquired the ball near the touchline, however he raced previous his defender and curled a shot behind goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore from 20 yards to place Wrexham forward.
The ahead, reportedly the best-paid participant within the National League, then made the sport — and promotion — secure for Wrexham when he scored a solo aim, his forty seventh of the season, on 71 minutes to make it 3-1.
Wrexham’s win confirmed the membership as National League champions and noticed them exchange Rochdale in EFL League Two. Rochdale have been relegated on Saturday after 102 years within the EFL.