find the net

find the net

In sports that use netted goals (e.g., soccer, hurling, hockey, etc.) or hoops (e.g., basketball), to score a goal or point by sending the ball or puck into the net. Their offense played brilliantly today, but they just weren't able to find the net often enough to secure a win.
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They're 10/3 via bet365 to come out on top by one and as it looks likely that both teams will find the net (5/6, Victor Chandler), a case can be made for Sportingbet's 9/1 marked against Town finishing on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline.
KENNY Miller failed to find the net when it mattered most as Walter Smith's Scotland returned from Belarus with the goalless draw which means their World Cup dreams are now all but over.
Frolov was falling down in front of Bierk but managed to find the net.
They may not win but they could find the net so 11-10 about both teams finding the net today appears generous.
Town failed to score at both Swindon and Rochdale but Coral believe Jordan Rhodes can end the mini-drought, pricing him at 5/1 to break the deadlock and at 13/8 to find the net at any stage.
He was restored to the side for Tuesday's Scottish Cup win against St Johnstone but failed to find the net despite an impressive performance.
Grimson worked his way in front of Salo and took a pass from Mattias Norstrom to find the net.
Holdsworth, Barrett and Roberts combined for the latter to find the net and make it nine.
WITH Michael Owen perhaps possessing a desire greater than usual - if that is humanly possible - to find the net, given that he stood on 99 goals, Fulham will be delighted to have come away from Anfield with a point from a scoreless draw last night.
Hernandez started the second half, creating two chances for himself and another for Simon Elliott in the final 10 minutes of regulation, but both couldn't find the net.
They were unfortunate to lose the first leg and were somehow unable to find the net in the return, when they missed a late penalty.
He vowed: "I have been brought in to find the net and that's what I intend to do.
Both teams couldn't find the net in the two five-minute sudden-death overtimes.
WAYNE ROONEY has gone 19 months without managing to find the net for Manchester United in the Champions League and Bet365 go 15-8 that he will finally end his drought against Roma tonight.
STEVEN GERRARD has yet to find the net for Liverpool this season and Ladbrokes are odds-on that the frustrated Reds skipper will be shown a card before he next finds the net.