Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney send warning to Wrexham fans after epic 5-5 draw | Football | Sport

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have warned Wrexham fans to stay at their matches until the very end after the Welsh side scored two stoppage-time goals to rescue a point against Swindon Town on Saturday. Wrexham were 5-3 down in the League Two showdown in the 91st minute but ultimately secured a 5-5 draw, with Elliot Lee netting the equaliser in the 96th minute.

Wrexham were second best for much of the contest at the Racecourse Ground as Jake Young put Swindon ahead in the 17th minute with a header, before former Premier League star Charlie Austin poked home to double the visitors’ advantage 10 minutes later.

Wrexham struck back following their miserable start as Jake Bickerstaff won possession and fired the ball into the back of the net two minutes after Swindon’s second. But the hosts appeared to be out of the game when Dan Kemp and Young added two more goals in the space of three minutes just after the half-hour mark to put the Wiltshire side 4-1 ahead.

Lee scored for Wrexham six minutes into the second half to ignite a comeback as he converted from the penalty spot, and James Jones added a third for the hosts soon afterwards. But Young hit a fifth goal for the away team with 19 minutes remaining – and that’s how the scoreline stayed until the 90 minutes of normal time were up.

Wrexham’s belief of taking something from the match appeared to be evaporating as time ticked away. But the home side refused to surrender and gave themselves a glimmer of hope two minutes after the 90 as Jones got on the end of Jacob Mendy’s cross for his second and his side’s fourth of the afternoon.

And the leveller came deep into stoppage time as Lee bundled the ball in after Anthony Forde’s free-kick had been parried. Wrexham’s co-owners were in dreamland after the final whistle had blown, with Reynolds taking to X (formerly Twitter). “So much heart,” he wrote, before adding “#NeverLeaveAWrexhamMatchEarly.”

McElhenney also took to the social media platform to write: “Never. Ever. Ever. Leave a @Wrexham_AFC game.” And in a follow-up post he added: “This team and this town will never ever give up. All heart all the time.”

The result leaves Wrexham 15th in the League Two table after their opening four games of the season. The Red Dragons began their campaign with a 5-3 defeat against MK Dons, before being held to a 1-1 draw by AFC Wimbledon a weekend later.

Phil Parkinson’s side then got their first win of the season on Tuesday night as they overcame Walsall 4-2. Swindon, meanwhile, are 13th and remain unbeaten after playing only three matches.





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