home side

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home side (plural home sides)

  1. (sports) The team that plays at home (in their own stadium).
    • 2014 November 14, Stephen Halliday, “Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland: Maloney the hero”, in The Scotsman[1]:
      Flair and invention were very much at a premium, suffocated by the relentless pace and often fractious nature of proceedings. The absence of James Morrison from the centre of Scotland’s midfield, the West Brom man ruled out on the morning of the game by illness, had already diminished the creative capacity of the home side in that department.
    • 2011 January 29, Ian Hughes, “Southampton 1 - 2 Man Utd”, in BBC[2]:
      But the home side can look back with pride on a performance that boasted good football and a lot of heart.