understrength

understrength

(ˌʌndəˈstrɛŋθ)
adj
(of a team etc.) lacking in number or strength
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The 21-year old centre, who came up through the ranks at Christians, Cork Con and the Munster academy, came on late on as they came from behind with an understrength side as they bid for glory on two fronts.
Perhaps if some parents were a little more observant of their children's whereabouts, then they could save the understrength police force a lot of time and trouble.
There has been a big gamble on the Bhoys and with good reason because their opponents are pointless after four games and preparing to send out an understrength team.
But understrength City - minus Katie McCabe and Leanne Crichton - were unable to muster a second-half fightback.
AZERBAIJAN 0 NORTHERN IRELAND 1 NORTHERN IRELAND'S spirit once again came to the fore for boss Michael O'Neill as his understrength side claimed a dramatic 1-0 success over Azerbaijan.
e Irish did brilliantly to beat Italy and qualify, even if the Azzurri were understrength. But in the end they got through from a round of 24 to a round of 16.
Andy Burke secured an outstanding 6-1 win for VMH B over Woodcutters, while an understrength SAMH B were overwhelmed by VMH D, suffering a 6-1 defeat
Both sides were understrength and experimented with a few positional changes, but the more experienced Crusaders, who are linked with and indeed train alongside Warrington Wolves, had too much strength in the depth in the end.
The club were criticised by Spurs last year for sending an understrength side under John Collins to the friendly in Helsinki on the weekend between Champions League qualifiers.
Prolific hotshots Eleni Tsappis (12 pen, 14, 46, 48, 50) playing her last season in the league and Reema Al Qassab (13, 33, 40) did the damage against an understrength RCSI side.
They were comfortably winners in their clash with Northumbria Vikings at Heckmondwike's Firth Park track, when the visitors fielded an understrength team, but then added the scalp of Stockport with an impressive 27-23 success.