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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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.
They twice surrendered a lead against Aston Villa on and required a last minute equaliser after again losing a lead against Arsenal in the FA Cup on Sunday.
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.
Wooler took the lead against Embleton, who equalised shortly afterwards and it stayed that way until half-time.
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.
Livi blew a two-goal lead against Forfar on Saturday but can move four points clear at the top tonight.
The Teessiders are fourth in the Championship but threw away a 2-0 lead against Coventry and were hammered 5-0 at home to West Brom.