English version

first half in Sport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfirst halfˌfirst ˈhalf noun [countable]  DSthe first of two equal periods of time that a sports match is divided into
Examples from the Corpus
first halfAfter a resolute first half, Aberdeen simply dissolved in the second.Increased demand for its road, rail and sea container fleets during the first half helped boost the latest figures.Many if not most of them had doubled in size during the first half of the nineteenth century.Virginia Tech shot 39 percent in the first half against us Saturday, then shot 69 percent in the second half.The team played well in the first half.The first half of the mile-long walk across the bridge is slightly uphill.The first half of this quotation is well known to lawyers and is often quoted.