Gillingham supporters have been showing their gratitude on social media to Chelsea loanee Jamie Cumming after his Tuesday night heroics.
Cumming earned his side a point at home to arch rivals Charlton Athletic thanks to some wonderful goalkeeping.
One second-half save in particular caught the eye.
A dangerous cross travelled all the way across Gillingham’s box to an unmarked Charlton player.
Hit first time, the strike was undoubtedly about to ripple the net.
The away fans raised their arms in unison to begin celebrating.
Yet their hands were soon shoved back in their pockets after Cumming leapt across his goal to deny the effort.
He then made another excellent stop from the resulting corner, tipping a volley away from danger.
Watch both saves below:
Understandably, Gillingham fans turned to the on-loan keeper in appreciation of his goalmouth heroics.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
Those second half saves were unreal. My number 1— Dom 🏴 (@DomGFCBallard) September 21, 2021
Top class saves last night and definitely willn’t go unnoticed by Chelsea and your soon follow the footsteps of mason mount and other youngest that where loan out to small clubs and now regularly at Chelsea…utg .— Adrian Smith (@AdrianS97514416) September 22, 2021
Total respect young man. World class saves again this evening. pic.twitter.com/h1TFVWQ0z1— Bill Anderson (@billanderson42) September 21, 2021
Brilliant Jamie , handling was top quality all night and a worldy of a save , big future ahead of you 👍— Brad sibley (@BradSibbo) September 21, 2021
mate you was mustard, them saves. diving around like a dolphin 🐬 utg— JackJODWONA (@jodwona) September 21, 2021
Man…that push around the post was actually curving, must have been some power in that shot. Fantastic save.— Robin Williams (@robinkw66) September 22, 2021
Those saves in the second half. Just amazing.— Kim Pringle (@The_real_Mrs_P) September 22, 2021
Cumming out on top
Although life in general has been tough for Gillingham this season – just one win out of eight League One games – Cumming’s addition can be looked on fondly.
The 22-year-old joined the Gills on a season-long loan from Chelsea in July.
Despite becoming a Blue at the age of eight, the keeper has yet to make a senior appearance for his boyhood club.
Kepa Arrizabalaga’s record-breaking arrival in 2018 ensured any shot-stopper trying to break through at Stamford Bridge found the door firmly bolted.
Rather than wait around for a rare opening, Cumming dropped down the divisions last season to sign on loan for Stevenage.
In 46 appearances, he kept 17 clean sheets and was nominated for the PFA fans’ player of the month award in April.
Keep up the good work, Jamie!