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Winks reflects on Blues draw for Under-21s

Posted on 9 April 2015  - 08:00

Harry Winks picked out central midfield comrade Luke Amos for praise after his last-ditch goal-line clearance saved us from defeat against Chelsea in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League on Monday.

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Deep into stoppage time with no score at Wheatsheaf Park – home of Staines Town FC – goalkeeper Luke McGee pulled off a magnificent double stop to deny the Blues a late winner.

But the danger wasn’t over there, with midfielder Amos forced to head off the line to keep out Charlie Colkett’s effort from the resulting corner.

It was for that late intervention that Harry felt his fellow midfielder deserved credit, in a game he believes we could have won ourselves.

“You can’t forget what Luke Amos did right at the end because it was just as important as what Luke McGee pulled off,” said Harry, an England international at Under-19 level.

“Luke McGee made one of the best saves I think I’ve ever seen in a game, the double save was fantastic, but after the heat of all that we needed to keep focused and stay switched on for the corner.

“So in that situation, Luke Amos heading off the line was equally important and equally as good.

“Overall, in the grand scheme of things, I think we could have won the game ourselves, too.

“Chelsea had some spells where they were on the front foot and looked good in possession and it took us a little while to get into the game.

“But then in the last 20 minutes of the first half and the first 25 of the second we dominated the game and we should have scored one or two goals.”