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Commonwealth Games: England shock Australia to win netball gold

16 April, 2018, 02:14 | Author: Joan Malone
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A talented Carlisle-born netball player scored a crucial last-second point to clinch victory for England over Australia in the Commonwealth Games.

England finished the Commonwealth Games with a final medal tally of 136, including 45 gold, second in the table to Australia, while Wales won 36 with 10 golds and Scotland took 44 total medals, nine of them gold.

Helen Housby, from near Wigton, scored in the final second to give England a 52-51 victory.

This was the first time since netball was introduced at the 1998 Games that the final did not feature both Australia and New Zealand.

But third-ranked England upset the odds to claim victory over the favourites on a remarkable day of action.

Patterson is studying architecture at the University of Queensland to have a full life after her swimming which has benefits every day for the left side of her body affected by cerebral palsy.

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It all started at the shooting ranges in Brisbane, where Sanjeev Rajput shattered the Games' qualifying record before finishing on top in the 50m rifle 3 position final.

Australia head coach Lisa Alexander was forced into four changes at the break and moved goal shooter Caitlin Bassett to the bench after she was dominated by England goal keeper Geva Mentor, playing in her fifth Games.

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Neville said she hoped the Commonwealth win would encourage more people to pick up the sport. Team, belief, courage. Has it all.

Speaking after the game, Ward admitted feeling overcome with elation at winning the bronze while also thanking his team-mates for their ability to provide him with plenty of goalscoring opportunities. The arena stunned as the English go wild.COMMONWEALTH CHAMPIONS. the team led by Tracey Neville and all her staff and players. you absolute beauty!

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