Pest forced a team to withdraw (4,5)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'withdraw' is the definition.
'pest forced a team' is the subsidiary indication.
'forced' is an anagram indicator.
'team' becomes 'side' (I've seen this before**).
'pest' with letters rearranged gives 'step'.
'to' is the link.
(Another definition for step aside that I've seen is "To get out of the way".)