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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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Glenn Poole let fly with a shot from 25 yards which beat the keeper but smacked against the crossbar, while Chester also struck the woodwork when Simon Yeo's shot deflected off Adrian Pettigrew and looped goalwards but hit a post.
The shout wasn't audible above the sound of the crowd, but as Barca's Motta sent a glancing header goalwards midway through the second half of Newcastle's Champions League game at the Nou Camp, an unnamed Spaniard shouted ``What's that on the back of your shoe.
Dario Srna easily outjumped Rufus Brevett to power a header goalwards but the keeper made a fine parry and scrambled to his feet to narrow the angle as the winger's follow-up effort hit the outside of the post.
Ian Higgins levelled for Lane with a stunning goal on 59 minutes before the ever-reliable Bates popped up to head Jason Bickley's cross goalwards, assistant ref Sean Bivens ruling that the ball was over the line before it was cleared.
Telford's second came two minutes after the break when Neil Moore volleyed goalwards and Bentley stooped to get in a delicate glancing header to divert the ball wide of the keeper.
Chopra volleyed Carlos Edwards' cross goalwards and forced a reflex save from Casper Ankergren and Jimmy Bullard, Jason Scotland and Grant Leadbitter had chances.
20 MINS: Bostjan Cesar deflects shot goalwards but James is alert to the danger.
Defenceman Jan Krajicek propelled the puck goalwards forcefully along the ice to the edge of the crease where it was tipped over netminder Mike Minard's legs by the otherwise quiet Andre Payette.
Liddell was again called in to action from the resulting corner as Sion James headed goalwards.
Phillips swung over an arcing cross from the right and Ormerod stretched out his left boot to volley goalwards.
The hitman was again involved on 37 minutes when he rose to power a header goalwards but his brave effort was unfortunate to crash off the underside of the bar.
Split's Mato Neretjak, up for a corner, stretched to power a farpost header goalwards which sailed over goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.