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Related to nervy: easy mark, unconquerable
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The Greens appeared to be hanging on for a nervy win, only for referee Matt Stevenson to penalise them and Luke McCann landed the winning kick.
Elsewhere, Gibson Frazier finds a nervy core to the nerdy Bernard, Steven Gilborn is a terrifically sly but compassionate Charley (Bernard's father), and James Karen gives Willy's brother Ben the ruthless, imperious air of an Old South plantation owner.
Drogheda tried hard to get back into the match and made it a nervy second half for Wanderers when Shane Barrett reduced the deficit from the spot after 39 minutes.
Oxford boss Ian Atkins said: "We looked very nervy.
Helen Baxendale (``Friends'') stars capably as nervy novice detective Cordelia Gray.
James was the matchwinner for the new-look Dragons in their nervy 3223 victory over Canada in Toronto to kick-start their North America tour.
DARREN CASKEY'S experience paid off in this nervy affair that saw County move out of the drop zone and Cambridge driven deeper into trouble.
They've modernized His Master's Sound just enough with nervy, rhythm-crazed samples of ``drum and bass'' techno/jungle music.
It leaves Paul Simpson's side looking over their shoulders in seventh place and Coughlan said: "It will be tight and nervy until the end of the season but we're in a good position and I've no doubt we'll be successful.
Nervy Preston failed to deliver the FA Cup thumping everyone had expected against the League's bottom club.
Most prominent in Merchant's concert lineup is the distinctive voice of guitarist Jennifer Turner, who mixes a fuzz-toned aggressiveness with spiritually attuned noodlings, sometimes enhancing and sometimes competing with Merchant's vibe in a nervy mix that to say the least, keeps things interesting.
That makes even the 120 yen forecast of Barbera, which had looked nervy, seem conservative.