near post


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near post

Goal post nearest to the player in possession.
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AJK PM also approved Agrotac Ground as a public place near post Graduate college to provide recreation facilities to citizens of Muzaffarabad.
Shepshed were pressing and got a corner which was swung into the near post but was punched away by the Normanton keeper Hall.
Bernardo struck in the 54th minute, cutting inside and beating David de Gea at his near post to give City the lead.
The midfielder curled a free-kick in at the near post, with goalkeeper Jonathan Hedge leaving an acre of space at his near post for Carson.
Leicester U21s got a goal back 10 minutes later when Alex Pascanu hit a thunderbolt into the keeper's near post from the right-hand side.
It took 17 minutes for the first effort of note from either side as Nicky Walker found room in the box to send a fizzing effort goalwards but found Grant Shenton equal to it at the near post, the Chester keeper holding the ball firmly.
From Griezmann's corner, Umtiti beat Marouane Fellaini at the near post and powered a header home to put France ahead.
The former Blues man beat David Stockdale inside his near post.
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.
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. However, the visitors took control of the game and quickly created chances with James Walshaw, David Merris and Michael Coulson all going close in quick succession.