‘There’s only one Ryan Reynolds,’ echoed around the Racecourse Ground as Wrexham ended Stockport County’s 21-game unbeaten run to reach the final of the FA Trophy at Wembley.
The Red Dragons will make a long-awaited return to England’s national stadium, for the first time since a loss to North Ferriby United in 2015, and the fans were extremely grateful to Hollywood star Reynolds.
The Deadpool actor was in attendance to witness his first win in person since taking over the club – having watched them lose away to Maidenhead United and draw at home to Torquay previously.
Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds was serenaded with his own chant from jubilant fans
Paul Mullin bagged a stoppage-time brace to seal a dramatic 2-0 victory to set up a final against National League rivals Bromley.
With the game in added time, Wrexham broke free and Mullin chipped Ben Hinchcliffe to give the hosts a dramatic lead.
Mullin added a second, another chip over the keeper before following up to tap home.
The former Cambridge United striker was even able to celebrate with Reynolds, as the star ran onto the pitch to give Mullin a huge hug.
Co-chairman Reynolds (left) ran onto the pitch to celebrate with Wrexham’s Paul Mullin (right)
Mullin (right) bagged a stoppage-time brace and was congratulated by star Reynolds (left)
Mullin was the first high-profile signing after under Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s ownership after they took over the Welsh club in February 2021.
The striker has now scored 19 goals in 29 matches since making the bold decision to leave League One side Cambridge.
Ever-since the takeover it’s been a wild ride and ever-improving journey, reaching the Trophy final, while also currently sitting third in the National League is just the icing on the cake.
Paul Mullin (pictured) has scored 19 goals in 29 matches since joining the Red Dragons
Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson said post-match: ‘There was a bit of edginess in the first half and some uncharacteristic errors from both sides, but there was a lot at stake.
‘But I thought we grew into the game and a couple of really good chances to take the lead and didn’t take them.
‘But with Mulls on the pitch you always believe that you’re going to get a goal.’
Ryan Reynolds also took to Twitter, by writing: ‘Seeing this in person was a top ten life moment for me. Thank you, Wrexham.’
Wrexham will now be looking to grab some silverware at Wembley as well as continue their mission of gaining promotion back to the Football League.
The Red Dragons have been out of the Football League since 2008 and have gone close, but failed on many occasions, but they’ll be hoping this season can be different.
They return to National League action when they host Barnet on Tuesday evening.