England upsets Australia to win netball

England upsets Australia to win netball

A talented Carlisle-born netball player scored a crucial last-second point to clinch victory for England over Australia in the Commonwealth Games.

Unbackable favourites before the match, Australia were outscored 16-13 in the final quarter as England produced their second thrilling victory in as many days after needing until the final seconds to get past Jamaica in the semi-finals.

"It's my dream come true", said Neville. "The girls have worked so hard over the last worldwide phase".

"I'd say my goals are down to the boys and the way they're working at the moment, they're creating so many chances for me and I'm just happy to be the one on the end of it at the moment".

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

Team England's final haul of 45 golds was seven fewer than the last Games in Edinburgh but only one shy of their achievement in Auckland 28 years ago - by far their best Commonwealths outside the British Isles. "It's the best day of my life".

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The win is England netball's best result yet, after having won silver at the 1975 World Cup. Every other Commonwealth final had taken place between Australia and New Zealand.

Geva Mentor, playing at her fifth games, said: "I hope this lifts our profile.We've got a World Cup in our back yard and it's time to cement what we've achieved here".

He opened up a massive lead early in the 42-kilometre race on the Gold Coast, and finished in 1 hour 30 minutes and 26 seconds.

Neville, a Commonwealth bronze medallist in 1998, added: "What a moment!"

BBC athletics commentator and 2000 400m Olympic bronze medallist Katharine Merry: I am shaking. that was wonderful. She and her team were euphoric, while their Australian opponents and their fans were left stunned.

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