Pull Back Meaning

(transitive, sports) To score when the team is losing.

Example: Used other than as an idiom. To pull in a backwards direction
To retreat
2010, Africasia, Birao is a garrison town near the border with Chad and Sudan
  Central African armed forces (FACA) troops were forced to pull back from the town and were planning an operation to retake it, the source said.
To retract
1994, Linda Winstead, Guardian Angel
  Her nightgown was thin, and she felt chilly as she stepped across the hall, pulling back the curtain that shielded Gabriel's room.
2002 Dennis J. Barton, Cola Wars
  What's more, I pull back the sheets to take a quick but suspicious gander at Bunny, and she's wearing a pair of my briefs.
2006, Ruth K. Westheimer, Pierre A. Lehu, Sex for Dummies
  An uncircumcised man should always take special precautions when bathing to pull back the foreskin and clean carefully around the glans.
December 1 2010, Paul Fletcher, BBC News, Ipswich 1-0 West Brom
  Jason Scotland should have scored after Tamas advanced purposefully down the right before pulling the ball back into the path of his team-mate, who shot straight at Myhill.
Feb 19 2007, Al-Jazeera, Stylish Sevilla pull level with faltering Barcelona
  Ronaldinho pulled back a goal for Barca in injury time with a classy free-kick, but it was clearly too little too late to prevent their third Liga defeat.