Wrexham's goalkeeper Ben Foster saved a crucial 96th minute penalty against their biggest rivals in the league Notts County on Monday.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney's Wrexham received top of the league Notts County in an epic title race match.
Wrexham have made a huge step towards the title and promotion to League as they won the game 3-2 in a nerve wracking match for both sets of fans. They managed to jump ahead of Notts County in the league. They are now first with 103 points, three points ahead of their weekend opponents.
HUGE win at the top of the National League table...#BBCFootball pic.twitter.com/zMVEl0Q62h
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) April 10, 2023
Goals from Paul Mullin, Jacob Mendy and Elliott Lee gave Reynolds' team all three points. However it was their famous goalkeeper Ben Foster that made the headlines after a last minute penalty save taken by Cedwyn Scott.
Ben Foster's penalty save
In a sold out Racecourse Ground Stadium, Wrexham were heading straight to a tough hard earned win. However, referee Scott Tallis awarded a 96th minute penalty for Notts County. A handball from Irish defender Eoghan O'Connell gave the Notts County fans a little bit of hope in the last minutes of the game.
Notts County's 24 year old Cedwyn Scott stepped up to take the penalty. Ben Foster - who came out of retirement to join this Welsh club this month - saved the penalty and just like that Wrexham are top of the league.
— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) April 10, 2023
Wrexham staff knew which side Scott would kick his penalty.
In a YouTube vlog posted on Ben Foster's own channel, we can follow the day of the Wrexham's goalie. It's a brilliant watch.
In the last minutes of the video, the Wrexham players are celebrating their win in the dressing room. Goalkeeper coach Aidan Davison brings a paper to Foster and it is a list of potential penalty kickers for Notts County. The name and numbers of those players appear but it is also said which side Foster should dive if they were kicking a penalty.
They predicted that Notts County's Cedwyn Scott would have kicked the ball on the right side of Foster. That is exactly what happened: the 40 year old goalkeeper dived to his right and saved the penalty.
Thanks to their very good analysis, Ben Foster made the most important save in Wrexham's history.
19th April 2020: National League season was cancelled with Wrexham sitting 20th, 1 point off a relegation spot
10th April 2023: Ben Foster saves a 97th minute penalty to put Wrexham on 103 points at the top of the table
What a crazy 3 years it’s been 🤯 pic.twitter.com/cr5hsmlnEy
— Liam Roberts (@_LiamRoberts) April 11, 2023
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