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But Fontair buckled down, getting the next three batters to escape unscathed.
I do think the constant injuries took their toll for a while but you have to give him enormous credit for the way he buckled down and fought his way back to form and fitness.
But they buckled down and, after the home keeper had pulled of four quality stops, they bagged a notable victory when sub Ian McVarish swept home a Tom Thacker cross at the far post.
"I'm especially pleased for Brian as he had some troubles over the past couple of years but has buckled down to be an important member of the team.
SAN HERNANDO (4.50) buckled down well to win a maiden at Donny and can beat top weight in his step-up to handicap class in the get-out stakes.
But Northampton buckled down and after Paul Grayson had kicked a penalty they scored two tries in six minutes.
I had brother Richard Bennett (Neil Pearson) down as a real hero in Heaven On Earth (Sun BBC1) when for the sake of his wife and daughter he buckled down to the simple life with a bunch of bible bashers in Wales.
F2 was in the driver's seat in the opening set, holding a 16-12 lead before Petron buckled down to work and forced a deadlock at 23 on a service ace by Aiza Pontillas.
'I could tell by the look on their faces when they first saw me they had never come up against this type of training before but they buckled down - after a bit of encouragement from myself, of course.'
Stoke opened the second set with a determined assault, however, and allthough they buckled down to their task, Riga went down 25-19.
But Morton buckled down, and levelled via Paul McDonald with five minutes left to the break - and just two minutes later skipper Andy Millen was red-carded for a foul on Greig Miller.
But I was delighted with the attitude and the way we buckled down to the task."
The Aces, though, buckled down and scored on back-to-back baskets to take a 103-100 lead with 34.3 seconds left to play after Thoss' free-throw line jumper.
"It's taken a lot of really hard work to pull things round and I have to pay tribute to the players for the way they have buckled down to it.
Richard Hills - who also rode a treble - drove the top-weight to challenge approching the final furlong, and the bay buckled down to pip Faraway Lass by a head.