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But Banks popped up with Flint's face-saver in added time, with the sides reduced to 10 players each following the dismissals of the hosts' Richard Williams-Cooke and the visitors' Simon Thelwell.
But they scraped a first league victory in four outings thanks to an 89th-minute face-saver from Wes Baynes, who drove home a 20-yard free-kick after Ollie Thorne's foul on Nathan Fairhurst earned the visiting midfielder a second caution and an early bath.
Tory spokesman Chris Grayling said it was merely a face-saver to cover the government's U-turn on a compulsory card.
CALEY boss Terry Butcher hopes his side's spot-kick face-saver turns out to be a lucky omen for their league campaign.
Writing for a national newspaper, TV commentator Steve Cram said he has no qualms about seeing Ohuruogu coming back into the fold but many of his readers were not so sure, one posting a message on the paper's website that suggested the rules are being bent as a face-saver for Beijing.
Toshack's side head into tonight's Euro 2008 face-saver against Cyprus with 36-times capped Delaney calling for patience.
Avocados are another great face-saver - they are packed with nutrients which can slow the ageing process and improve the health of the skin.
Pav did the trick again in added time but it was merely a face-saver.
The hope was that, if the Government could be persuaded to fund the now-redesigned project, it would be a happy face-saver.
Bradford sub Grant, on his Premiership debut, was given a clear run on goal and it looked as if they would snatch another late face-saver.
Defender Bazeley has already proved a massive hit on the pitch with two pre-season strikes including a late face-saver against Spurs.
The rather tame end to the fast, however, is seen by political observers as a face-saver for the Communist Party of India-Marxist, which has been the target of RMP's protests ever since the murder of Chandrasekharan.
For instance, the 1973 Sunningdale Agreement would have been far better for unionists than the Good Friday Agreement and the St Andrews face-saver.
BOLTON'S FA Cup face-saver David Wheater hopes the departure of Gary Cahill will give him the chance to cement a place in the side.
JUNIOR HOILETT proved a Godsend for Blackburn with his last-gasp face-saver - but it took the shine off Blackpool's two-goal ace Charlie Adam.