pounce at the death

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pounce at the death

sports To secure an equalising goal at the final moment of the match and so avoid defeat. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. But it was O'Grady who was destined to be the star of the match, pouncing at death in the 92nd minute of the match to equalise with the English squad and keep Ireland's tournament hopes alive.
See also: death, pounce
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Nathan Redmond pounced at the death to settle the issue.
Forth Valley Orienteer Jason Inman pounced at the death to take a dramatic victory at the Scottish Orienteering League Long race at Falkland at the weekend.
They were undone at a corner in even more ruinous fashion at Preston in the game before that when Sean Maguire pounced at the death.
But just as Gateshead looked to have got over the line Stockton pounced at the death to deny Gateshead victory.
But just as Gateshead looked to have got over the line, Dragons super sub Stockton pounced at the death to deny Gateshead victory.
No matter because Nolan pounced at the death for Stanley.
Fourteen days later the goalie was laid out on the Hampden grass again - but this time it was in crushing disappointment as England pounced at the death to deny Scotland a famous win.
Aritz Aduriz had put Athletic Bilbao ahead after 14 minutes but Lopo pounced at the death to make it 1-1 and ensure Depor remain in the bottom three only on goal difference.
Victory should have been wrapped up long before Darren Maatsen pounced at the death.
But Worcester pounced at the death at Cardiff Arms Park and snatched the win thanks to Ollie Frost's close-range effort.
PAUL TAYLOR pounced at the death to extend Peterborough's hold over Cardiff.
Ambrose, who claimed the winner for former club Ipswich at Leicester last Boxing Day, pounced at the death to head past Ian Walker just when it looked as though the home side had clinched a famous victory in their 4,000th league match.
Rodney was the beneficiary and he quickly made it three before Armstrong pounced at the death after Robbie Tinkler's shot was spilt by Max Crocombe.
The second half failed to live up to the opening period but Garrett pounced at the death after McDaid had found him with a quick free-kick.