Wrexham — Wrexham’s Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, along with Ant-Man star Paul Root, secured promotion from the National League to the English Football League with a dramatic 3-1 win over Boreham Wood on Saturday.
Wrexham, bought by Reynolds and McElhenney from the Supporters’ Support Trust in 2021, sealed promotion for 15 years after a 2-0 defeat at Hereford.
But the Red Dragons played a spirited 90 minutes against Borough Wood, who took the lead after 44 seconds at the Racecourse Ground with a goal from forward Lee Ndlove.
Needing a win to avoid defeat at Torquay United on the final day of the season, Wrexham midfielder Elliot Lee equalized with a far post header on 15 minutes.
But it was only after striker Paul Mullin scored his 46th goal of the season with a stunning shot on 53 minutes that Wrexham took charge of the game and moved towards a crucial win.
Mullin, a free transfer from Cambridge United in 2021, received the ball close to the touchline but he got past his defender and curled a shot past goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore 20 yards out to put Wrexham ahead.
The forward, who is 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 on 71 minutes, his 47th of the season.
Wrexham’s win confirmed the club as National League champions and saw them replace Rochdale in EFL League 2, who were relegated on Saturday after 102 years in the EFL.