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near post

In football (soccer), the goal post that is closest to the player in possession of the ball. Kick it toward the near post!
See also: near, post
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Normanton were just about edging the game and in the 73rd minute it was that man King again who nipped in at the near post after a cross by Garnett.
After 66 minutes, Leicester U21s were level, Loft cutting in on the left before firing low on Dale keeper Magnus Norman's near post.
Shenton also saved at his near post from Nathan Arnold before former Chester man Ben Davies thundered a 25-yarder well over the bar as a dull first half drew to a close.
Maghoma's low corner ran through to him at the near post and he rammed it home at the front post.
A speculative shot from outside the box squeezed into the near post past Daniel McConnell.
After withstanding some strong pressure Merthyr came into the game and on 30 minutes Corey Jenkins swept in the equaliser after Ian Traylor's corner was flicked on at the near post.
He charged down the right and teased a ball towards the near post which Andy Murdoch stabbed inches wide.
Portugal were starting to extert their dominance and the best chance of the half fell to Ronaldo again, but the Real Madrid star could only sidefoot his shot wide of the near post after Portugal had sliced through the Austrian defence with ease.
Bale combined with the Colombian again later in the half, glancing a cross wide of the near post, while Sergio Ramos sent a header narrowly wide.
Sub Michael Tidser sprayed a superb diagonal pass to the left of McManus to pound clear then whip in a low ball for McKee to tuck in at the near post with two minutes left.
The only goal came when Mitchell Thompson fired the ball in to the near post and Dubidat's predatory instinct came to the fore as he stole in at the near post to headed in past Lee Evans.
Although Wayne Hennessey comfortably gathered the striker's cross and cleared, Wrexham then won a free-kick deep into Wolves territory and when Kevin Thornton played it short to Harris, the midfielder's crisp shot beat the keeper at his near post to draw first blood.
Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa linked up well down the left and the Dutchman crossed into the near post for Welbeck, but the England forward could just get his studs to the ball and it went behind off of Lopez.
The hosts regained the advantage on the stroke of half time when Roberts'' cross to the near post was finished off by Marcus Orlik.
The side had the early pressure, with the Stockton keeper having to collect a shot at his near post.