run of play
- (idiomatic, sports, games) A passage of play; a series of consecutive moments, considered as a whole.
2010 April 25, Mayers, Joshua, “Sounders FC 0, Toronto FC 2 -- postgame thoughts and player ratings”, in Seattle Times:
- Was it a dominating performance? No. Were you expecting dominance? Fact is, Sounders FC created more than twice the chances of the home team. While the finishing was sub-par, the run of play was controlled by the guys in green until the unfortunate mistakes.