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Synonyms for second-stringer

an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced

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He pointed out the emergence of second-stringer setter Alina Bicar as the linchpin for the Tigresses' three-game winning streak, saying 'she is really stepping up for [starting setter] Alexine Cabanos and for the rest of the team.'
Dallas, still reeling from the loss of quarterback Tony Romo for a reported six to 10 weeks after an awkward hit to his surgically repaired back during last week's loss to Seattle, will likely look to see if current second-stringer Jameill Showers is worthy of being rookie sensation Dak Prescott's back-up and there could be more battles at running back and along the defensive line.
J Flannigan County Armagh RFO replies: a winning second-stringer always causes a bit of consternation at our local bookmaker, especially if the other runner was well fancied.
At Boston, second-stringer Leon Powe scored a career-high 27 points, adding 11 rebounds for his sixth career double-double, and the Boston bench helped beat New Jersey 105-94.
The Spanish captain, a second-stringer in the group stage, has been promised at least one half by boss Luis Aragones.
Time has beaten them, with second-stringer Stewart Boswell unable to get to Birmingham from his Swiss home.
While it may be too early to rule out the 27-year-old's involvement in Carlo Ancelloti's future plans, the emergence of Asier Illaramendi as a dependable second-stringer, with Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric's stability at the base of midfield, casts doubt as to whether he will still be able to stay on the pitch for 90 minutes on a consistent basis.
But second-stringers Jaycee Marcelino and Reymar Caduyac provided the spark off the bench to give the Pirates the advantage at the end of the first, 22-14.
The rest of Leo Cullen's side was a mix of second-stringers and up-andcoming youngsters.
Further SNGPL are depleted on the batting front as well with Pakistan Test specialists Asad Shafiq and Azhar Ali also missing out, while wicket-keeper/batsman Mohammad Rizwan is yet another absentee as he prepares to lead Pakistan 'A' against England Lions in the UAE after skippering the national second-stringers against New Zealand 'A' in recent weeks.
Ospreys coach Allen Clarke has taken plenty of flak for his selection for the trip to Cork, with his second-stringers suffering a humiliating 49-13 defeat at the hands of a powerful Munster lineup.
Mahdi Ali, the UAE coach, played a full-strength side for Tuesday's game, but also introduced a host of second-stringers such as Al Nasr's Saleh as he bids to develop more squad depth ahead of the impending 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
TOM Penny says Newcastle Falcons' second-stringers are ready to seize their European Challenge Cup chance tonight in Ireland.
In midweek, Mourinho benched many of the firstchoice players who have made Blues such a laughing stock, and now bookies are betting on him keeping faith with his second-stringers.
"It's then down to our heatleaders and second-stringers to do their job too.