Wrexham v Boreham Wood – Football match report – 22nd April 2023

WREXAM – Watch Wrexham’s Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhinney alongside Ant-Man star Paul Rudd as the team clinched promotion from the National League to the English Football League with a thrilling 3-1 victory at Boreham Wood on Saturday.

Wrexham, who were bought by Reynolds and McIlhenny from a supporter-backed Trust in 2021, have sealed promotion for 15 years to the day since a 2-0 defeat at Hereford prompted them to be relegated from the English Football League.

But the Red Dragons endured a restless 90 minutes against Boreham Wood, who took the lead at the turf just 44 seconds into the game with a goal from striker Lee Ndlovu.

Needing a win to avoid having to beat Torquay United on the final day of the season to guarantee promotion, Wrexham equalized on 15 minutes when midfielder Elliott Lee scored with a wide headed header.

But it wasn’t until striker Paul Mullen scored his 46th goal of the season with a stunning strike in the 53rd minute that Wrexham took charge of the game and moved towards a decisive victory.

Mullen, free transfer from Cambridge United in 2021, collected the ball near the touchline, but raced past his defender and curled a shot behind goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore from 20 yards to put Wrexham ahead.

The striker, said to be the highest-paid player in the National League, made the game – and promotion – safe for Wrexham when he scored a solo goal, his 47th of the season, in 71 minutes to make it 3-1.

Wrexham’s victory confirmed the club as National League champions and saw it replace Rochdale in League 2, who were relegated on Saturday after 102 years in the Premier League.

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