pounce at the death

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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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Aritz Aduriz had put Athletic Bilbao ahead after 14 minutes but Lopo pounced at the death to make it 1-1 and ensure Depor remain in the bottom three only on goal difference.
Jeffries denied Gavin Allott, but just when Blyth looked set to leave Yorkshire with a point Thompson pounced at the death.
Victory should have been wrapped up long before Darren Maatsen pounced at the death.
The second half failed to live up to the opening period but Garrett pounced at the death after McDaid had found him with a quick free-kick.
However, just a set for a debu pounce to as Brown looked debut defeat, Stewart pounced at the death rescue a point.
But Worcester pounced at the death at Cardiff Arms Park and snatched the win thanks to Ollie Frost's close-range effort.
PAUL TAYLOR pounced at the death to extend Peterborough's hold over Cardiff.
Ayegbeni Yakubu appeared to have secured a draw when he struck a superb second-half equaliser but Lescott pounced at the death to hand Chelsea the initiative in the tie.
After falling behind to George McCartney's acrobatic volley, the visitors dug in and hit the woodwork twice before Nolan pounced at the death.
Idiakez pounced at the death after Darren Ward had tripped Giles Barnes to settle a thumping clash at Pride Park that left boss Iain Dowie facing the lottery of the play-offs.
Ambrose, who claimed the winner for former club Ipswich at Leicester last Boxing Day, pounced at the death to head past Ian Walker just when it looked as though the home side had clinched a famous victory in their 4,000th league match.
His rising shot found the top corner of the net from 22 yards and Kanoute pounced at the death to slot home after former Boro target Stephane Dalmat hit a post.
However, the scenes at the end of the game were worth waiting for as Loic Remy pounced at the death.
Hitchcock pounced at the death after Ipswich keeper Scott Loach could only parry the ball into his path after saving Charlie Austin's point-blank shot.
Lynch pounced at the death to set up a nerve-shreddding clash with Saints on Saturday.