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Heartbreak for Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney as Wrexham lose in the National League

Heartbreak for Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney as their Wrexham team lose stunning National League play-off match 5-4 when Grimsby scores in the last minute of extra time

  • Wrexham Football Club lost to Grimsby in the National League play-off
  • Hollywood actors: Owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney flew in for the match
  • The A-listers cheered from their executive box as Wrexham scored a fourth goal
  • The match ended in extra time, with Grimsby scoring his fifth goal.

Wrexham Football Club owners and Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney watched as the team narrowly lost out to Grimsby in a thrilling National League play-off.

Both actors were photographed cheering from Wrexham’s The Racehorse Ground as the Dragon scored four goals this afternoon.

The game turned out to be neck and neck and went to extra time, with Grimsby emerging as the winner after scoring a fifth goal.

Wrexham Football Club owners and Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds watched the team play Grimsby in a thrilling National League play-off.

Wrexham Football Club owners and Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds watched the team play Grimsby in a thrilling National League play-off.

Wrexham FC co-chairmen Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney watch the game against Grimsby at The Racehorse Ground in Wrexham

Wrexham FC co-chairmen Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney watch the game against Grimsby at The Racehorse Ground in Wrexham

But it was a tough defeat for the duo, after Wrexham narrowly lost to Grimsby 5-4 in the last minute of extra time.

But it was a tough defeat for the duo, after Wrexham narrowly lost to Grimsby 5-4 in the last minute of extra time.

It was a promising start for Wrexham after striker Paul Mullin scored the first goal of the game from a penalty kick, but the other team almost immediately reached for a goal from John McAtee.

After going 1-1 at halftime, the second half of the match turned out to be more action-packed than the first.

Grimsby briefly took the lead when Luke Waterfall scored, but they were quickly overtaken by two Wrexham goals in quick succession, from Ben Tozer and Paul Mullin respectively.

Not to be outdone, Grimsby launched a late comeback, with two goals from Emmanuel Dieseruvwe taking them to a 4-3 lead.

Reynolds and McElhenney react as Wrexham's Paul Mullin prepares to take a penalty, shortly before scoring his first goal.

Reynolds and McElhenney react as Wrexham’s Paul Mullin prepares to take a penalty, shortly before scoring his first goal.

Ryan Reynolds with his Wrexham AFC team

Rob McElhenney in his Wrexham AFC shirt

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought the city’s football club, Wrexham AFC, in February last year and invested £2m, with an eye on promotion this season.

But in the 80th minute of the match, Wrexham’s Jordan Davies leveled the field by scoring the team’s fourth goal.

In the last minute of extra time, the match was finally decided when Grimsby’s Luke Waterdell scored his fifth goal.

Ironically, Waterdell played once for Wrexham for half a season in 2015.

It has been over a year since the A-List duo bought Wrexham FC, never having visited the city before, investing £2 million in the company.

The actors officially took control of the National League team in February 2021 and plan to make a documentary about it.

Last week, Reynolds and McElhinney watched the team narrowly lose to Bexley in the FA Vase Cup at Wembley, with friends David Beckham and actor Will Ferrell in tow.

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