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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INVER NET: John Rankin fires Caley Thistle into the lead at Pittodrie with just four minutes remaining' FEELING THE STRAIN: Caley coach Charlie Christie' BAYNE OF MY LIFE: Aberdeen substitute Andrew Considine (right) clashes with Inverness Caley Thistle's Graham Bayne' STEVIE WONDER: Lovell pounces at the death
Marcus Bent (left) pounces at the death to save Everton a point
FEELING THE STRAIN: Caley coach Charlie Christie' INVER NET: John Rankin fires Caley Thistle into the lead at Pittodrie with just four minutes remaining' BAYNE OF MY LIFE: Aberdeen substitute Andrew Considine (right) clashes with Inverness Caley Thistle's Graham Bayne' STEVIE WONDER: Lovell pounces at the death