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run of play



run of play

  1. (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[1]:
      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.