ball off

ball off

verb
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Alan Trouten opened the scoring by stealing the ball off blundering keeper Graeme Smith and Connor Shields made it 2-0 in the 83rd minute before Greig Spence pulled one back to ensure a nervy finish.
The striker laid the ball off to Schurrle, whose deflected shot drifted just a few inches wide.
Wilbraham went close just before the interval when Al-Zbi slipped in front of goal and the striker rounded the keeper before firing towards the target but Abdullsalam Al-Mukhaini got back in time to scramble the ball off the line to keep the opening half scoreless.
However, with the driver, we are looking to sweep the ball off the tee and launch it into the air.
Their forwards provided a great launching platform with quick ball off that.
In his first attempt, Griffin channeled Vince Carter, but outmatched him by bouncing the ball off the backboard first, and then sticking half his arm in the basket.
Lafferty went in high on Liam Miller then squared up to McBride after the Hibs midfielder blasted the ball off him as he lay on the turf, sparking a bust-up involving players from both sides.
So he wound up, jumped and threw the ball off the defender, hoping to get it to carom out of bounds.
31mins: Messi skips past Arbe-loa in front of the Kop, but covering Carragher is aware of the danger and is able to poke the ball off the Argentinean's foot and out for a corner.
The side of ex-England internationals, playing for a new advert for Carlsberg lager, could not get the ball off their amateur opponents for the first 25 minutes.
Encouragingly, the 22-year-old seemed unflustered by his inability to get the ball off the square very often early in his first Championship knock of the summer.
If he rolls wrists, he will hit the ball off the top corner of the bat.
But McGuire admitted much of the credit for his decisive try must go to Mathers, who unselfishly laid the ball off to his colleague.
In the photos, Weems herself appears in period costume; for the videos, she shot footage of a Mardi Gras ball off the TV and integrated it into her own imagery of contemporary and Civil War-era maids, mistresses, and masters in shadowy silhouette.
Rangers dominated the first half but Stoke could easily have snatched an equaliser near the end when defender Aziz Ben-Askar cleared the ball off the line in the middle of a goalmouth scramble.