home team

home team

A sports team that is playing in its regular arena in its home city. I always love to see the fans' enthusiasm and excitement when the home team wins.
See also: home, team
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After beating Nabi Bux FC by 4-0 score as away team, Lyari Academy was later held by the same team to a 0-0 tie when it played as home team.
And then the home team got a second chance to celebrate when Abdullah Malallah's swirling strike deflected off a defender and dipped in over goalkeeper Khalid Eisa in the 20th minute.
Instead, Nike will refer to each colorway as 'editions' and leave it to the home team to decide which jersey it will wear for each game.
The home team have selected Slaithwaite as their venue while the away team travel to Fleetwood Cricket & Bowling Club.
Bookies make Mauricio Pochettino (top) and his side the favourites which is something of an insult to the home team, who are unbeaten in the Russian league with five wins and two draws.
There was little in it during the opening exchanges - with Boro holding a one-goal advantage at the break thanks to Stewart - but the home team turned the screw in the second period.
com)-- Realtor Jay Day and the Day Home Team ended 2015 with just over $300 million in gross residential sales and nearly 700 closed transactions.
The loss of the 1st set, spurred the home team on and with a tactical substitution, they proceeded to put TSW under a lot of pressure in the 2nd set with a string of serves from their two strongest servers, which TSW struggled to find an answer to, with the result that the second set was lost 14-25.
The home team opened the match with intent and purpose, pressurising the Brooklands young back line to win the ball in several dangerous areas.
Until 1994, both umpires in Test matches were from the same country as the home team.
The home team thus is more likely to win the ball when it is in an advanced position, which can lead to more shots on goal.
Games are suspended only if they are official games (five or more complete innings) that are tied or the home team is trailing and has not completed its last at-bat when play is stopped.
The second half was more in favour of the home team, with new signing Evans and Murray showing cool heads in midfield.
The home team tends to win about 60% of all games across different types of sports (Jamison, 2010).
The 28-year-old scored an unbeaten 60 to take the tourists to 211-9, after they were put into bat, and his impressive bowling was central to an attack that saw the home team out for 136 in 34.