near thing


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something that barely avoids failure or disaster

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It was a near thing with their last pair, Chris Nicholls and Logan Smart, needing to survive six balls before they were gifted with an 'extra' to get over the line.
NOT EVEN CLOSE Damien Duff tries his luck on a night of frustration HEAD ON HAND Fans and players share frustration NEAR THING Richard Dunne goes close at the end CLOSE Ireland watch a massive Robbie Keane chance go begging oH so NIL BY MOUTH Stephen Hunt and Keith Andrews contemplate last night's draw
It was a near thing, but it's a relief," admitted Tidsdale (below with scorer Harley).
Bay skipper Graeme Jones, who is to remain in charge next season after a successful first year, said: "It was a near thing at the finish but we were keen to end on a winning note even though it was a struggle.
But if that was a near thing, Derby came even closer 10 minutes from time as Kuszczak pushed away Commons' low shot.
Huntley suffered only singed eyebrows and a burned face but it was a near thing.
It was a near thing for Hammond, however, as his break with Sharman and Chocolade Jacques' Kevin van Impe, which built a lead of more than ten minutes as they crossed the Cumbria-Lancashire border, only just held off a fast-closing peloton on a rain-soaked sea front.
NOT EVEN CLOSE Damien Duff tries his luck on a night of frustration HEAD ON HAND Fans and players share frustration NEAR THING Richard Dunne goes close at the end OH SO CLOSE Ireland watch a massive Robbie Keane chance go begging NIL BY MOUTH Stephen Hunt and Keith Andrews contemplate last night's draw
Dorrans fired an angled shot wide in the 41st minute and there was a near thing for the home side in first-half injury time when Neill Collins headed a Wallace free-kick over the top.
But if that as a near thing, erby came even closer 10 minutes from time as Kuszczak pushed away Commons' low shot.
It was a near thing though since visitors Dawdon only won with their last pair at the wicket.
It was a near thing though but 42 extras assisted in a one-wicket success.
IMPACT J The hole left in the wall NEAR THING Z Mr Hamill's son Damian examines the window shattered by a PSNI bullet at his father's Portadown home
It was a near thing but I felt we deserved to win," he said.