tap in

tap in

To push something into something else by hitting it lightly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tap" and "in." I tapped the ball in the hole. Give me your hammer for a second. I need to tap in this nail.
See also: tap
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And boss Stevie Aitken said: "You won't see a better hat-trick.I know the first was a tap in but the second was a great header and the third a terrific finish on the volley.
Jose Dominguez came off the bench to tap in the third in injury time and it was his effort that prompted Graham to criticise Ginola.
"Whether it's a tap in, or off your ear it doesn't matter once it goes in."
Laird wrapped up a fine display five minutes from time when Chris Nezianya in a one to one with the Brigg keeper selflessly knocked the ball sideways to give Hay the simplest of tap ins for his brace.
But United soon found themselves behind when Dean Roberts had the simplest of tap ins from Mark Wolsey's driven cross in the 13th minute.
The home side seized on a poor Padraig Nugent kick out to pounce for the opening goal of the game - Sam Mulroy teeing up Andy McDonnell for the easiest of tap ins at the back post.
Bryan Jurynec got two tap ins, one the fruit of industry in the corner, the other a break by Jerramie Domish after Cardiff turned the puck over with a two man advantage.
The Derbyshire outfit took the lead in this UniBond League Premier Division match after ten minutes when a defensive error gave Simon Barraclough the simplest of tap ins.
That howler was easily matched at the other end after 22 minutes when Matt Hamshaw's pass somehow sailed over the head of Shrewsbury's 6ft 6ins goalkeeper Scott Bevan giving a thankful Michael Boulding the easiest of tap ins.
Barry did find an equaliser between those Neath goals, following a mix-up between central defender Stephen Evans and goalkeeper Huw Liddell which allowed Fran Ford the simplest of tap ins.
The big Belgian was the Bayern Munich goalkeeper who ran to his near post like Dale Winton waving off his mum,giving Gray and Sharp tap ins on Goodison's greatest night.
The hitman netted his hat-trick with two goals in five minutes - both close-range tap ins.
It was tough on Adders but they did not heed the lesson again allowing Seedel far too much time and space in after the break and he picked out Steve Eyango-Bwango for the simplest of tap ins.