Last Friday saw goalkeeper Joe Lumley in action in the game against Staines Town, so it meant that fellow Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Matt Ingram took his place between the sticks for Saturday’s tie against Wimbledon at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.
Wimbledon certainly put up a good fight in the game and we needed Luke Freeman to score a last-minute winner to take victory on the day but it certainly could’ve been different had it not been for Ingram between the sticks and one save in particular that the clubs’ social media team highlighted on a quiet Tuesday afternoon.
— QPR FC (@QPR) July 16, 2018
That was some stop from the volley by the man and it certainly garnered some reactions from fans.
It wasn’t just praise however, plenty pointed to the defending and how many headers were won by the hosts in the build-up to the save and for them, despite adding Toni Leistner in recent times, it rubbed in how we needed more of a height presence in the team before the Championship campaign of 2018/19 begins for real.
Hopefully Grant Hall can sort it out
— Yousef Marafi® (@Yousef_QPR) July 16, 2018
Agree if he stays fit? Like Lynch injury prone, not much backup, seriously lacking depth, Baptiste a squad player.
— Mick (@mickyboyqpr) July 16, 2018
Matt, our New number "1",
the shirt and "Ball" will be in "Safe ✋'s",,????,????????
— Steve Gee (@SteveGe58486520) July 16, 2018
Number one for me! Just has to be more vocal that's all but great keeper
— SUPERHOOP (@SUPERHOOPA86) July 16, 2018
Well played Matt, great stuff ????⚽️????
— AshdownRanger (@Ashdown_Ranger) July 16, 2018
World class @tom_batts
— Luke (@0sullivan_luke) July 16, 2018
Where's the marking? no challenge on the ball leads to easy shots
— Sim Jing Ying (@Simisatweeter) July 16, 2018