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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!
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Olly Bruce took the flag kick and it was inch perfect for James McConnell to rise at the near post and guide it home with his head.
John Caulfield's (inset) men showed more urgency on the restart with Morrissey's shot beating Corbett on 55 minutes and then Buckley, on the near post, stabbed home Kieran Sadlier's teasing cross.
Again fielding a weakened side, Merthyr found themselves up against it early on and fell behind after only eight minutes, Lench controlling a ball over the top and volleying in at the near post.
Doherty met a cross at the near post and drove it beyond the Daisy Hill 'keeper at the near post to double the REMY's lead in the 75th minute.
He charged down the right and teased a ball towards the near post which Andy Murdoch stabbed inches wide.
Six minutes before the break, defender Erik Johansson peeled off his marker to win a header at the near post but Waterman again reacted well to tip over the bar.
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 Wearsiders failed to defend a corner and England international Dowie headed home at the near post.
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.
Boro started brightly and created the first chance after three minutes as Grant Leadbitter flicked on into the box for Lukas Jutkiewicz to curl just wide of the near post.
Cassidy came on for Wolves after the break and he needed only six minutes to make an impact when he ran in at the near post to net an equaliser from another Griffiths cross.
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.