man of the match


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man of the match

The male athlete who performed best in a sporting match, especially a game of football (soccer), rugby, or cricket. Primarily heard in UK. Though his team lost, the captain's impressive display on the pitch led to him being named man of the match.
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the ˌman of the ˈmatch

(British English, sport) the man who plays the best in a game of football, cricket, etc.
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Craigavon City's man of the match Charlie Haughan with his trophy
They came tantalisingly close to beating Ireland and were well in the game against Wales as the selection of scrum-half Fabio Semenzato as man of the match testifies.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Jose Enrique LEN JONES FOR 70 minutes this match looked odds on to end in nothing more than a 0-0 draw.
Man of the match awards were awarded but there were some outstanding team efforts."
6) Man of the Match points will be awarded at the sole discretion of the appointed judging panel.
Shabab of Mumbai XII was adjudged man of the match for his all-round show.
STRIKERS don't have a great recent record in the Alan Hardaker Trophy for the League Cup final man of the match, but City sharp-shooter Sergio Aguero can change all of that at Wembley this afternoon.
Alubond Tigers 132 for 3 in 17.2 Overs (Mohd Azam 43n.o, Bakhtiar 25n.o) Man of the match: Mohammad Azam.
RYAN* HIGH Cllr Thomas Beckett presents Ryan Doherty of Glentoran U12s with his award BLUE* MOON Linfield captain Michael Gault with future star Jay Shields of the club's u17s MURRAY'S J MINT Eric Lyons of Ironside Trophies presents Ridgeway's Ryan Murray with man of the match from the under-11s HE'S* NUMBER ONE Shankill's Jordan Corrigan collects his best player award at under-13 level HILL* BE GOOD Man of the match in the under-16 final, Dillon Bodell, of Hillsborough Boys picks up his prize from Linfield star Michael Gault SUNNY* DAYS Sunnyside under-16s star Dylan Hutton is presented with his man of the match award by Linfield captain Michael Gault SNAPPED J UP Under-14s man of the match Conor Lishman of Shankill Juniors gets his prize from Daily Mirror photographer Bill Smyth
MAN OF THE MATCH: Jonas Gutierrez CHRIS DICKSON IT was a very comfortable afternoon and the only disappointment was that we did not score five or six after starting so well.
Then on Sunday they lost out 2-0 to Billingham Town, with Jack Gooding again getting man of the match.
Man of the match Cody Parr's strong running enabled him to score two tries, with George King, Michael Holmes and Daniel Hirst also crossing.
Asif Umer of Selex CC receiving his man of the match prize from Azeem Abbas, head of cricket at ISC, as other officials look on.
Ahsan Ikhlaq played brilliantly and was named man of the match. The second match was played at Race Course ground where Nestle thrashed Jazz by 170 runs with Faisal Iqbal emerging as man of the match.
While the participating teams produced some thrilling moments in all three departments - batting, bowling and fielding, the organisers lived up to their promise and gave away instant man of the match and special awards to 14 players during the day.