Ryan Reynolds, co-owner of Wrexham, made a lighthearted comment to goalkeeper Ben Foster after his penalty heroics helped secure a 3-2 win against Notts County in what was dubbed the biggest non-league clash in history. Foster, who only joined the team last month, saved a penalty in the final seconds of the game, putting Wrexham in a great position to win the National League.
The veteran goalkeeper’s brilliant save from Cedwyn Scott’s strike from 12 yards out was followed by the final whistle at the Racecourse Ground, with Wrexham players piling on Foster in celebration. Reynolds called Foster a “double handsome b******,” and fellow co-owner Rob McElhenney even kissed him on the lips.
The BT Sport cameras captured an exchange between Reynolds and Foster in the immediate aftermath of the full-time celebrations. Foster said he got cramp when he got up, and Reynolds joked that he had so much arthritis medicine in his bag. Foster said he would be alright, and Reynolds exclaimed, “What the f***? That was just bananas.”
Foster went on to do media interviews for BT Sport, and Reynolds said he couldn’t watch but turned just in time to see Foster save the penalty. The exchange finished with a loving embrace between Reynolds and Foster.
Wrexham now have a three-point lead at the top of the table, with a game in hand on second-placed Notts County. With just four matches remaining, the Welsh outfit’s dreams of returning to the Football League for the first time in 15 years are close to becoming a reality.
Overall, it was a thrilling match that showcased the talent and determination of both teams. Foster’s heroics were crucial in securing the win for Wrexham, and Reynolds’ lighthearted comments added to the celebratory atmosphere. The exchange between the two men showed the camaraderie and spirit of the Wrexham team, and their fans can be proud of their performance in what was a historic non-league clash.