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take the game to

To aggressively attack the opposing team. They're a fast team, so we need to take the game to them—if we start chasing them, it's over.
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Liverpool won the third quarter by two points and took the game to the last minute.
Rangers took the game to Doggy and promptly opened the scoring.
VILLA boss Martin O'Neill was full of praise and admiration for the way his youngsters took the game to Manchester United and conceded that even in defeat they are sparkling.
However, they will have to acknowledge the battling qualities of a Glebe side which, though a man short for the whole of the second half, took the game to the visitors.
Gretna took the game to their opponents at every opportunity but left the way open for Andy Thompson to add a second goal and when Daryl Duffy made it three, it was all over for the Third Division side.
But Euan Donaldson's dramatic late equaliser took the game to extra time and penalty kicks.
On Sunday, after Drew accused them of playing with no desire, they took the game to the overwhelmed Mavericks.
Hardwick took the game to Billingham Cons from the start but the well organised and resolute opposition defence stood firm.
The Mavericks (3-7) simply took the game to the Clippers and Los Angeles couldn't offer any resistance.
We played hard, we took the game to them and it will be an interesting (playoff) series if we ever get to play them.