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

Heartbreak for Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney as their Wrexham side lose a stunning National League play-off 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 cast – owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney flew in for the game
  • The A-listers cheered from their executive box as Wrexham scored a fourth goal
  • The match ended in extra time, Grimsby scoring his fifth goal

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

The two actors were pictured cheering from The Racecourse Ground in Wrexham as the Dragons scored four goals this afternoon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

It was a promising start for Wrexham after striker Paul Mullin scored the game’s first goal on a penalty kick, but the other side almost immediately snatched up a John McAtee goal.

After going into half-time at 1-1, the second half of the match proved 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 kicked off 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 in his Wrexham AFC kit

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 £2million – with a view to promotion this season.

But 80 minutes into the game, Wrexham’s Jordan Davies leveled the field with the team’s fourth goal.

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

Ironically, Waterfall already played for Wrexham for half a season in 2015.

It’s been over a year since the A-List duo bought Wrexham FC – having never visited the city before – investing £2m in the business.

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

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