One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in field hockey) a penalty hit taken from the back line within 5 yards of the corner.
- ‘If a defender hits the ball unintentionally over their back-line then a long corner is awarded to the attacking team.’
- ‘Vale ended the half scoring a further four goals, 10 penalty corners, and five long corners without any reply from Gallaghers.’
- ‘However, Pakistan let go just two goals off either penalty corners or long corners during the entire campaign!’
- ‘Soon after the start of the second half, the Dutch won a long corner from the left.’
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