BEN FOSTER saved a last-minute minute penalty for Wrexham to seal an incredible 3-2 win over National League promotion rivals Notts County.
The 40-year-old former Manchester United stopper came out of retirement early this year to join the Welsh club, owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
And Foster was the hero on Monday as his stunning late penalty save saw Wrexham go three points clear of Notts County at the top of the National League.
Both sides went into the game level on 100 points – with only one automatic promotion spot up for grabs.
John Bostock broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time to put Notts County ahead with a sumptuous free-kick, before Paul Mullin equalised for the hosts.
An incredible game saw Wrexham go 2-1 up through Jacob Mendy, only for Kyle Cameron to make it 2-2.
Elliott Lee then netted to put the hosts in front again with 12 minutes left to play.
But it looked like a breathless encounter was going to end all square when Notts County were awarded a stoppage time penalty.
Cedwyn Scott stepped up to take, but Foster saved low to his right to send the Racecourse Ground wild with the game in the 97th minute.
Speaking after the game about the stop, Foster told BT Sport: “You just dive and hope for the
“If you go the right way and get a hand on it, you’d like to think you’d save it!”
Owners Reynolds and McElhenney were seen celebrating wildly in the stands following Foster’s heroics.
The win puts Wrexham three points clear of Notts County at the top of the National League, having played one game less.
And with just four matches left of the season, Foster’s save could end up sealing promotion for the Red Dragons.
Speaking on the league, Foster told BT Sport at full-time: “It’s almost a shambles that only two teams get promoted from this league.
“Obviously we’re far and away better than the rest of the teams, so they need to look at that.
“But fair play to Notts County, that was as good a game as I’ve played.”