score against

score against someone or something

to make a point or goal against someone or some team. Because of his bad ankle, Fred was unable to score against his defender. We never scored against the visiting team.
See also: score

score something (up) against someone or something

to tally up a score against someone or some team. Tara scored a few points against Sally. The Bears scored up thirteen points against the Giants.
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References in classic literature ?
Dolokhov was no longer listening to stories or telling them, but followed every movement of Rostov's hands and occasionally ran his eyes over the score against him.
The score against him reached the fateful sum of forty-three thousand.
Otherwise,'--and here he swore a tremendous oath--'there'll be mischief done in this place, though there ARE odds of a score against me.
Dollop, as a woman who was more than a match for the lawyers; being disposed to submit to much twitting from a landlady who had a long score against him.
Every striker has a team they always score against and mine is Ispwich and long may it continue," he beamed.
This record will also include Ronaldo being the first player to score against every team in a single season in La Liga in May 2012.
He said: "When the season started I couldn't think I can score against the these teams.
Despite of the problems, Suarez managed to score against England to send them out of the tournament.
It is strange because it does give you confidence as a striker when you seem to score against teams.
It is strange because it does give you confi-dence as a striker when you seem to score against teams.
That record score against Scotland follows the record score against France earlier in the season and the record score against England last year.
Fifteen years later, Bomber became the first-ever Baggies player to score against father and son.
But Baggies defender Gareth McAuley said: "It always seems to be ex-players score against their old clubs.
But I think he likes to play against them and, of course, he likes to score against them.
CAIRO: West Ham United striker Mido hailed his Egyptian compatriot Amr Zaki as a 'very good player', but hoped not to see him score against the Hummers on Saturday.