lead against

lead someone or something against someone or something

to manage someone or a group in an attack on someone or something. The general led the entire company against the troops holding the city. They led two platoons against the enemy position.
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The winner took early lead against their opponents and maintained it till the end with a rousing display of collective efforts and aggressive moves.
Studley saw the gap at the top cut to two points after they let slip a 2-0 lead against Heather St John to draw 2-2.
Guimaraes have struggled to see out matches - they threw away a two-goal lead against Moreirense and then did the same against Arouca just three days But they held on to an early lead against Porto and showed plenty of resolve to get a point against Belenenses on Sunday.
ODDBODS were so surprised to take the lead against Lithuanian Brothers, that the team took a time out for a squad photo with the scoreboard.
Leaders AEL took the lead against Doxa Katokopias in the tenth minute through Kaluderovic and wasted a number of excellent opportunities to increase their lead.
Saints were buried by Leicester in last year's Premiership final and threw away a 22-6 lead against Leinster in the 2011 Heineken Cup finale.
However, it was the Yorkshire side who who took the lead against the run of play when the Gateshead defence slipped up when playing the ball out.
BHUVNESHWAR Kumar's five- wicket haul handed Uttar Pradesh the lead against Karnataka in their Group B match in Meerut .
In an even first half Hinderwell twice took the lead against Lingdale through Jamie Waters then Craig Whitney, but each time Anthony Jones dragged the home side level.
1 HINCKLEY had to settle for a share of the spoils despite taking a fifth-minute lead against Droylsden.
Hatem Ben Arfa had earlier dragged the home side back into the tie with a 70th-minute equaliser of similar quality, after the visitors had taken the lead against the run of play 10 minutes before the break.
The Sweden international admitted culpability after N e i l L e n n o n 's s i d e surrendered a two-goal lead against Inverness at Parkhead last Saturday, a week after they had lost a late equaliser at home to Dundee United.
Summary: Sir Alex Ferguson dumped Wayne Rooney to the bench, then saw his side throw away another two-goal lead against West Brom.
Falla also sprung to prominence at Wimbledon when he took a twoset lead against Roger Federer in the first round, only to lose in five.
WEST PARK had only themselves to blame after pressing the self-destruct button surrendering a convincing half time lead against Beverley at the weekend.