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adv. & adj. Sports
To, into, or in the defensive team's end of the field.
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(ˈdaʊnˌfiːld) sport
in or at the far end of the field
to the far end of the field
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adv., adj. Football.
past the line of scrimmage and toward the goal line of the defensive team.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.downfield - toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field; "he threw to a downfield receiver"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
down - being or moving lower in position or less in some value; "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"
Adv.1.downfield - toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field; "he caught the ball and ran downfield 15 yards"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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Having passed her first test with flying colours since returning to competitive action following cancer surgery, Heather MacRae is raring to go in this week's Scottish PGA Championship at Downfield.
Scotland women were beaten 6-3 by England at the Home Internationals at Downfield.
He told Express Sport:"We started slow and for the first 10 minutes I must admit Downfield were the better side.
It was the former Manchester City midfielder who raced downfield and played an inch-perfect pass for Blackstenius to open the scoring with the game's first shot on target just shy of the hour mark.
If they take off downfield thinking run and Trubisky pulls up and throws, it can result in a penalty for being downfield illegally.
Mobile phone footage of officers responding to an incident at the Downfield Hotel - also known as Docs - were posted on Facebook last week but were quickly removed.
Wishaw Juniors made sure their delayed Scottish Junior Cup replay was worth the wait after smashing Dundee Downfield at Beltane Park.
Downfield raced ahead after five minutes, Paul Blackwood knocking home from six yards.
Having established a lead Sheffield were looking to kick the ball downfield and play in Wirral's half.
''You can definitely see him push the ball downfield,'' Patricia said.
ALBION turned on the style with some fine football, five superb goals and excellent defending which earned a clean sheet and brought an emphatic Barclays Under-21 But the Baggies broke straight downfield and a good throughball from Ryan Pace saw Alex Jones outpace James Albion goalkeeper Jack Rose had to make an outstanding save from Ben McLaughlin's 64th-minute drive but it was ALBION (3-5-1-1): Rose; Howkins, Donnellan, C Jones; Atkinson (Wright 90), Ward, Pace, Birch, Francis (Wedderburn 85); S Nabi; A Jones.