pounce at the death

pounce at the death

sports To secure an equalising goal at the final moment of the match and so avoid defeat. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. But it was O'Grady who was destined to be the star of the match, pouncing at death in the 92nd minute of the match to equalise with the English squad and keep Ireland's tournament hopes alive.
See also: death, pounce
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But a third clean sheet from the last five games provided the platform for O'Donnell to pounce at the death, to keep the promotion push on track.
Wearmouth's late volley raised hopes of a rare away win, only for Chadwick to pounce at the death.
Rob Nolan, a summer signing from North Shields, came off the bench to pounce at the death to earn a 1-1 draw in South Yorkshire.