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I find it perfectly easy to believe that she had come to within an ace of being spirited away, for reasons of state, into some discreet
This year, Dobey reached the last 16 of three consecutive Players Championship tournaments and came within an ace of shocking Michael van Gerwen in the quarter-finals of the German Darts Masters in March.
Namibia's wait for a World Cup win now stands at 16 years and 17 matches since their tournament debut in 1999, but they had the consolation of scoring three tries at Sandy Park - two of them from inspirational skipper Jacques Burger - as they came within an ace of their first World Cup point.
Namibia's wait for a World Cup win now stands at 16 years and 17 matches since their tournament debut in 1999, but they had the consolation of scoring three tries - two of them from inspirational skipper Jacques Burger - as they came within an ace of their first World Cup point.
Cardiff Met University who came within an ace of being promoted to the Welsh Premier League gained a last-gasp winner against promoted Barry Town United.
Albion's win takes them within an ace of safety with nine games to play.
Liverpool came within an ace of winning a long-awaited Premier League title.
A PROBLEM dog who came within an ace of being put down after his owner gave him up is now entertaining crowds with dance routines.
Rivals have been complaining since Bahrain that the design was illegal, and came within an ace of wrecking the Monaco weekend last month with a post-race protest.
McLaren came within an ace of signing Raikkonen but his pounds 17million salary demands and the sudden appearance of Jenson Button on the driver market torpedoed the move.
We will soon find out whether we are within an ace of the truth on the fall of the army helicopter or ten steps away from it.
The Lions of the Atlas came within an ace of a large victory through a host of opportunities, especially by striker Youssef Al Arabi, but their aim was hurdled by the fact that the pitch was so waterlogged.