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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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.
But we need to try and find the net ourselves, find a regular goal scorer if that's at all possible.
Patrick Vieira's New Yorkers have lost only once at Yankee Stadium this season and haven't failed to find the net since the opening weekend of the MLS campaign.
In 35 minutes, a Shakhtar short corner was worked to Marlos, who swung in a cross with such pace that Taras Stepanenko needed only to get his head on it to find the net.
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.
It was a rare game in which delicate warrior Olivier Giroud failed to find the net, and it is a mark of how far the former Montpellier man has come that he surprised us by not finding the net on his return to southern France.
Chelsea also failed to find the net in Roberto Di Matteo's final game at the helm, ensuring a run of three matches without scoring for the first time since Roman Abramovich bought the club.
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.
Tim cahill is find the net It could explain why it's not quite happening for him in front of goal recently.
Gaafar scored seven times this season but has been struggling to find the net in the last three games.