near post


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near post

Goal post nearest to the player in possession.
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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.
Akinade went close for the Blues, reaching Feely's near post cross on 27 minutes as the half ended goalless with the home fans becoming a little restless.
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.
The hosts started brightly and had the first chance of the game as former Newcastle midfielder Matty Pattison flashed a shot narrowly wide of Tom Taylor's 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 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.
Home keeper Cameron Belford kept out Brett Williams' left-footed shot on the half hour with a good stop at his near post and a minute before the break Matthew Godden struck from distance just past the post with Shots keeper Alan Martin seemingly beaten.