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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Obviously I had fresh legs, Kevin Mac (McManamon) had fresh legs, Mick Macauley had fresh legs.
With the number of games coming up we are going to have to use the full squad and we may need fresh legs.
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.
Barker added: "Billy is bright and we needed fresh legs and a fresh impetus.
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.
Several changes were made, Collinson and Olley making way for Lynn and Lawson, and the fresh legs gave Gateshead momentum.
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.
In terms of the last two games, at that stage of the game we lack fresh legs.
In 12 matches at Central Coast Brisbane have earned eight wins and four draws and although they were in South Korea in midweek on AFC Champions League duty they have enough strength in depth to field plenty of fresh legs for this encounter.
The change of personnel after the break brought with it an almost complete set of fresh legs for the Burton side but keeper Ross Atkins was unable to do anything about Liam MacDonald's low drive on 70 minutes.
Braim, Hall, Dodsworth and Carter had all worked extremely hard so the fresh legs of Bates and Whitfield at the back were most welcome.
The risk is, come the end of March, when your rivals are getting fresh legs in for the run-in, you've got nothing.