Another round, another cliché. Perhaps 'under-doggedly' works well; for those teams who play in the lower divisions but through their persistence manage to harass their way through at least 60 minutes of a match against premiership opposition without being overwhelmed. Of course it all ends in tears, but maybe only after a replay and an open-top bus trip through their town.
I just fear losing to another team in claret & blue.
2 hours ago