find the net

find the net

In sports that use netted goals (e.g., soccer, hurling, hockey, etc.) or hoops (e.g., basketball), to score a goal or point by sending the ball or puck into the net. Their offense played brilliantly today, but they just weren't able to find the net often enough to secure a win.
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Diego Jardel and Victor Vazquez did find the net but with Rayyan players -- Tabata, Myongin Koh, Lucca Borges and Gonzalo Viera -- all converting their penalties, Arabi went out of the competition in front of home fans.
Naysmith said: "Last weekend at Alloa was a missed opportunity to show that we can find the net without Stephen.
Starting with pace, Sharks took early control, Kieran Hair with the first goal at 1:43 from Charles Leuvennink.This was swiftly followed by another, Liam Stenton next to find the net at 3:24, assisted by Jonathon Morris and Megan Gourlay.
Pukki is a more obvious choice to find the net but buying Hernandez's goal minutes at 12 with Sporting Index could prove better value.
Ronaldo (right) has played two Champions League group games for Juventus since his PS99million summer switch from Real Madrid, but has yet to find the net.
But, on 74 minutes they made the breakthrough when full-backs Chris McDonald and Oliver Fleming combined for the latter to find the net with a shot from close range.
Inside the box, I think he can find the net. Now this will be a really great test.
The 28-year-old just about kept the unlikely surge for the play-offs on track from Preston as he came off the bench to find the net to earn a creditable 1-1 draw at home to QPR.
Emyr Huws could be the most likely scorer after managing four in as many Town games and the Welshman is 12/1 (Ladbrokes) to break the deadlock and 7/2 (William Hill) to find the net at any stage.
But, not in the script was Tiverton heading in an equaliser on 38 minutes as Steve Goss was allowed to rise unchallenged at a free-kick to find the net from ten yards.
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, who was troubled by knee and thigh problems in the build-up to the tournament but showed no sign of discomfort during the match, tried hard to score a goal for his side but could not find the net.
The Uruguay international did not find the net in his side's 2-1 win over Newcastle United and ends the 2013-14 campaign on 31 goals, Goal reported.
Having turned the score on its head, Merthyr lost concentration almost straight away and from Nick Hutchings' free kick on halfway, Graeme Durdy struck the woodwork with another header only for the rebound to find the net via Merthyr goalkeeper Lee Idzi.
Let's be honest, we need a striker who can find the net with regularity and he does that magnificently.
Punters who envisage such an outcome might be tempted by BetVictor's 22/5 for City to enjoy a one goal margin victory, while Gary McSheffrey is a 9/4 selection at Boylesports to find the net at any time.