Ben Foster's injury-time penalty save seals 3-2 win for Wrexham in pulsating clash against fellow promotion-chasers Notts County... to the delight of owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney

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At the end of it all, a 40-year-old goalkeeper who has just come out of retirement was rolling around on the pitch in brilliant sunshine with the man he has displaced and the substitutes were sprinting to join them.

A Hollywood ending, some might say, though those who have watched the team over these past seven months would say it was simply a Wrexham ending. The finale was not hugely different from the breathtaking FA Cup fourth-round tie against Sheffield United here three months ago, with the added dimension of Ben Foster launching himself into a huge penalty save in the 96th minute.

Foster, whose 'goal-cam' vlogs are the latest layer of documentary to have arrived at Wrexham, invited co-owner Ryan Reynolds to announce the competition prize at the end of the first of his films from his new club.

But it was old-fashioned football he delivered on Monday with two top-class saves to defy Notts County as they drove forward at 3-2, the first of which left him cramping. Then came the moment on which the fight between the two sides with 100 points in the National League may hinge.

Foster loomed large before penalty taker Cedwyn Scott after Eoghan O'Connell's handball had handed County a desperately late reprieve, diving low to his right to save with a strong hand.