A 15-year suffering in non-league football is finally over as Wrexham mathematically sealed League Two promotion with a 3-1 home win over Boreham Wood this evening.
With only two games remaining, Phil Parkinson’s side entered proceedings one point clear of second-placed Notts County, knowing a victory would earn them a long-overdue promotion.
However, it was an underwhelming start for the Red Dragons as Boreham broke the deadlock already in the first minute through Lee Ndlovu, silencing the raucous support at the Racecourse Ground.
It didn’t take long before Wrexham replied.
Elliott Lee returned to the scoresheet after back-to-back scoring blanks to restore parity in the 15th minute and send a sold-out Racecourse into raptures.
Despite fighting tooth and nail to complete the turnaround before half-time, the hosts had to settle for a stalemate at the break, but all signs were there.
It was a matter of time before Parkinson’s high-flyers would take a well-deserved lead.
Paul Mullin, the second-highest goalscorer in this season’s National League, turned Racecourse into a mad house, breaking the roof with a 52nd-minute strike to fire Wrexham in front.
He scored again 19 minutes later, putting clear daylight between the sides and ringing the beginning of wild celebrations in the stadium.
In addition to another spectacular performance from Parkinson’s men, fans at Racecourse enjoyed quality time in the stands as Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd joined famous owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
At the end of the game, passionate Wrexham supporters flooded the field while their Hollywood owners, who gained global recognition for the club through their Disney+ documentary ‘We Are Wrexham’, shed tears in the directors’ box.
The crucial moment of the season took place on Easter Monday when Wrexham came from behind to beat County 3-2 in an enthralling top-table six-pointer.
The Red Dragons will take on Torquay in a dead rubber on the final weekend.
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