free hit


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free hit

Awarded to the non-offending side for infringements committed outside the shooting circle.
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The Loons boss said: "We've made an excellent start to the season and we'll now have a free hit at an SPL side next week.
"It would be good to start off with a win tomorrow and then it's three games against full-time teams where it's a free hit for us.
His return to competitive tennis is, he would have you believe, a bit of a free hit.
But Stewart said: "When it's a flat pitch and the ball comes on and you can stand and deliver, England have a free hit.
Calum MacAulay fired a 30-yard screamer high into the net in 55 minutes but Newtonmore levelled in 80 minutes when Iain Robinson looped round Michael Russell, collected his tapped free hit, and fired low into the net.
I'm not sure what a 'free hit' would even look like with this Seagulls side, but I doubt it's easy to distinguish from their 'pray for 0-0' thing.
Shan has only been given the job until the end of the season, but that sense of freedom, that feeling of a 'free hit' under the caretaker, has now been removed.
"Our ultimate aim is to try to get promoted this season but it's a free hit in the Cup and we'll have a go at it."
This has the advantage of not preventing the quickly taken free hit which has been widely welcomed by coaches and players, whilst maintaining the 5m rule used everywhere else on the pitch to provide space for the free hit taker.
Warne, who will take charge of Rotherham for the 100th time, was open enough to acknowledge he's treating the trip to Teesside as something of a "free hit" but that doesn't mean he's writing the game off and accepting defeat in advance.
"One no-ball at a crucial part of the game can cost you seven runs or more, with guys hitting boundaries off it, with the free hit that follows, they can be disastrous for a bowling side.
After scoring his 50 of 61 balls, Hain swiftly saw the Lions to their target with the winning runs coming from a free hit which was sent to the boundary inside 32 overs.