Commonwealth Games: England earn record win over New Zealand

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'England have arrived!' - England defeat New Zealand

England secured their biggest netball win over New Zealand to finish top of their group at the Commonwealth Games.

The 54-45 victory - their first Commonwealth triumph over New Zealand - maintains the Roses' unbeaten run and they now face Jamaica in the semi-finals on Saturday.

In Pool B, Scotland lost 57-37 to debutants Uganda, who only missed out on the semi-finals on goal difference.

Northern Ireland beat Fiji 73-46 to finish fourth in Pool A.

England's goal attack Helen Housby said: "That was one of our goals coming into the Commonwealths - to be one of the top two in a major event.

"It is a little bit of history for us. We have put a lot of hard work in over the last couple of years to get that victory."

The hosts and tournament favourites will face New Zealand in the other semi-final, making it the first time the gold medal will not be contested by the two sides in Commonwealth Games history.

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