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goal

1. (in various sports) the net, basket, etc. into or over which players try to propel the ball, puck, etc., to score
2. Sport
a. a successful attempt at scoring
b. the score so made
3. (in soccer, hockey, etc.) the position of goalkeeper

goal

(programming)
In logic programming, a predicate applied to its arguments which the system attempts to prove by matching it against the clauses of the program. A goal may fail or it may succeed in one or more ways.
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Clayton Donaldson might have bagged one too late in the game when he showed great strength to win the ball in the centre circle and advance goalwards.
Then from a Stephen Ireland corner, Crouch nodded the ball onto the bar, and then reacted quickly to volley it back goalwards.
For the first time in the game Ghana had been slow to close down their opponents, but their response was positive at least as Gyan header goalwards was blocked for a corner by Germany defender Jerome Boateng, the half-brother of Kevin-Prince.
Early on, Reading's Sigurdsson latched on to Shaun Cummings' cross and clipped a shot goalwards - until it hit Gregorz Rasiak and spun just wide.
Whickham almost had a second on ten minutes as a long ball was pumped forward and Hay raced through unmarked into the box to poke goalwards, but keeper James Briggs scooped it over the bar with a superb one-handed reflex save.
Lee Mellon, from 30 yards, lobbed the ball goalwards and Brigg keeper Damien Steer could only tip it into the net.
Raith's opener came in the 72nd minute when Marvin Andrews headed Iain Davidson's corner goalwards and Paul McManus turned the ball home from close range.
Hadji's crossfield pass in the 22nd minute enabled rangy winger Hynes to smash a firsttime shot goalwards.
Luis Figo (left) heads goalwards for Real Madrid against Partizan Belgrade last week
His inswinging delivery was headed goalwards by Kit Symons and goalkeeper Berezovski did well to save.
He finishes neatly but is correctly penalised for being offside 77 Watmore unleashes a powerful right-foot strike but it bends wide 84 A match-saving stop from Gomes as Defoe cuts in from the left and aims for the bottom corner 89 Johnson has a last-minute chance to equalise but can't direct his back-post volley goalwards
Liverpool went close to clinching a winner when Fara Williams manoeuvred into space inside the penalty area and fired goalwards, only for Rachel Corsie to make a brave block.