fresh legs

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fresh legs

In sports, one or more substitute players who have not yet participated in a given game or match, thus having more energy than the players they are replacing. Their offense is completely wearing out our defense—it's time to get some fresh legs on the field!
See also: fresh, leg
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Allardyce explained that Tosun was beginning to tire and that with Everton 2-1 behind - having lead through the striker's first-half header - the side needed an injection of fresh legs.
So as much as we want to go all out for the victory, we also had to make sure we were managing minutes because we know we're gonna need fresh legs against Japan.
Odsonne Edouard did a good job in the last 10 minutes last week when we needed fresh legs but a player like Moussa is pivotal in Europe.
Having brought on fresh legs in the third quarter Charnwood managed to keep the intensity high, with fast paced drives in attack and excellent interceptions in defence continuing to stretch the lead and take the game away from Lincoln City who struggled to match Charnwood's intensity.
Reilly was eventually substituted with 15 minutes remaining as Jack Ross elected to inject some fresh legs to the side as they looked to hold on to their slender 3-2 lead, having battled back from 2-0 down.
We wanted to bring fresh legs, speed and offensive power into the side and on the wings," Wagner explained.
We looked tired as the game wore on and made a substitutions at halftime to bring on some fresh legs.
We had good control of the game and we thought substituting a player of his type with another player of his type in Jack Wilshere would give us the same degree of control but with fresh legs.
Creed Cert 12A THE long-running boxing saga of Rocky Balboa is given fresh legs and a facelift in this knockout seventh bout.
SUNDERLAND NEED FRESH LEGS AT THE BACK I doubt there's an older defence in the league than Anthony Reveillere (35), John O'Shea (33), Wes Brown (35) and Patrick van Aanholt (24).
in "The gaffer has added a few bodies to the squad and brought in some fresh legs so I'm sure we'll be okay," he said.
Fresh legs Hodgson is well aware of Germany's strength in midfield and attack and knows England will need lots of energy to compete on Tuesday.
I also do feel, though, that after the game in midweek some fresh legs somewhere along the line will help the team - rather than it being the other way around when I just want to look at people, which has been the case in other competitions.
A rotation of fresh legs in the backfield and key defensive stops in the second half helped propel North Eugene to a 7-6 Midwestern League football victory over visiting Marshfield on Friday night, the first win for the Highlanders in nearly two years.
It was pretty much one-way traffic, Kukka seeing his free kick come back off the woodwork before both sides began to ring the changes, but even fresh legs brought little respite for the Welsh outfit and David Opoku made it 5-0 to the Finns after 70 minutes.