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Live Reporting

By Denise Evans

All times stated are UK

  1. Cheerio for now!

    FT: Northern Ireland 43-47 Malawi

    Those encouraging words from Dan Ryan are a good way for us to wrap things up here.

    Here's the match report as a bold Northern Ireland lose to an efficient Malawi.

    See you later as England take on Jamaica at 15:00 BST.

  2. 'It was about a response and we responded beautifully'

    FT: Northern Ireland 43-47 Malawi

    Northern Ireland head coach Dan Ryan: "I think the most important thing is that I'm really proud of the way we played. We showed a sense of character. After yesterday, it was about how you show up and stand up. We rode a contest against a great side. We needed to tweak a few things but it was about a response and responded beautifully.

    "We knew we were going to have a slow start after yesterday's emotional drain. I saw some great confidence and connection. As much as we are disappointed we need to keep it in perspective.

    On playing New Zealand next: "We've identified Barbados as a must win and New Zealand are probably out of our league. But it will be a learning curve for our team, and we need to make sure we priorities. We need to manage players who have had a lot of time on court and there will be many things we can take from the New Zealand game."

    Emma Magee
  3. Full-time stats

    FT: Northern Ireland 43-47 Malawi

    Stats
  4. 'We want to be in top six in the world'

    FT: Northern Ireland 43-47

    Malawi player of the match Takondwa Lwazi said:

    "It was a tough game but we tried our best. We tried our best to play our ball and our system. In the second quarter we did what the coach told us to do.

    "We know that they will not be easy games [coming up] but we will try our best to break into the top six or even the top four in the world."

    Takondwa Lwazi
  5. Get Inspired: How to get into netball

    Get Inspired

    #GetInspired

    Netball is a seven-a-side game where the aim is to score goals by passing the ball down the court and throwing it in your opponents net. Unlike basketball, players are not allowed to run with the ball - it is all about the passing.

    With the 2019 Netball World Cup is taking place in Liverpool this summer, there's never been a better time to get inspired by the top teams and have a go at netball yourself!

    No matter what your fitness level is, there is a position on court for everyone. Netball is a semi-contact sport, so men and woman and boys and girls can all play on the same side.

    Take a listen to the Netballers podcast for more insights about all levels of netball, or take a look at our fun quiz which can tell you which position you play based on how you use your phone.

    Find a club in England,Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland to get started!

    Video content

    Video caption: The Netball World Cup 2019
  6. Post update

    FT: Northern Ireland 43-47 Malawi

    Northern Ireland's shooting improved a little in that final quarter to 74%, but ultimately it was the skill and accuracy of their counterparts at the other end that won this game. Joyce Mvula was once again imperious.

    While Malawi also treasured their own possession more.

    Northern Ireland won't want to end their tournament as the 'almost good enough' side.

    They are unlikely to change that against New Zealand on Tuesday but Barbados on Thursday is so very winnable.

  7. Post update

    FT: Northern Ireland 43-47 Malawi

    Camilla Buchanan

    Former Saracens Mavericks player in Liverpool

    Northern Ireland were gutsy early on. Malawi started to play the possession game and did it so well.

    We know Northern Ireland can be lethal under the posts but they were unable to slot away enough points. Malawi's shooting stats were so dangerous. It was a combination that was so difficult to slow down and stop.

  8. Full time - Malawi win!

    FT: Northern Ireland 43-47 Malawi

    Malawi miss the shot on the buzzer but it doesn't matter as they edge out Northern Ireland following a pulsating contest on Court Two.

    It ebbed and flowed like a helter skelter but it is Malawi who come out on top and Northern Ireland lose by a slim margin for the second game in a row.

  9. Post update

    Q4: Northern Ireland 43-47 Malawi

    Seconds to go, Emma Magee scores for Northern Ireland.

  10. Post update

    Q4: Northern Ireland 41-47 Malawi

    Malawi play keep ball in the centre third, before a timely intercept from Michelle Magee at GD sparks a rapid Northern Ireland attack.

    They score.

  11. Post update

    Q4: Northern Ireland 40-47 Malawi

    Two minutes to go.

    Northern Ireland score via Shaunagh Craig but they desperately need a turnover.

  12. Post update

    Q4: Northern Ireland 39-46 Malawi

    Joyce Mvula with another shot under the post.

    We get a little smile from the shy Malawian after that one.

  13. Post update

    Q4: Northern Ireland 38-45 Malawi

    Four minutes for Northern Ireland to pull this one back.

    Who's you money on from here?

    Remember in netball, four goals can be scored in a minute..

    Northern Ireland
  14. Post update

    Q4: Northern Ireland 38-44 Malawi

    Malawi tease the Northern Ireland defence, pulling Gemma Lawlor and Michelle Magee out of the circle so that Joyce Mvula is free to shoot at will.

  15. Post update

    Q4: Northern Ireland 37-43 Malawi

    Caroline O'Hanlon grabs her face and looks in a little discomfort.

    It's a battle in that centre court against a physical Malawi side.

  16. Post update

    Camilla Buchanan

    Former Saracens Mavericks player in Liverpool

    Northern Ireland coach Dan Ryan must be pulling his hair out on the sideline. They have to change something.

  17. Post update

    Q4: Northern Ireland 36-40 Malawi

    Malawi drive the ball through the centre court and consolidate their turnover, which was won brilliantly by their dogged defence.

  18. Post update

    Q4: Northern Ireland 36-38 Malawi

    This breathless game has taken a breather as Emma Magee takes a tumble.

    She's ok to carry on...and she gets back up to score!

  19. Post update

    Q4: Northern Ireland 35-37 Malawi

    That percentage will need to keep on rising if Northern Ireland are to win this game.

    Anything below 80% on this stage is sub-par, especially when the opposition are in such accurate form.

    A big quarter for the Northern Ireland shooters to step up and be counted.

  20. Post update

    Camilla Buchanan

    Former Saracens Mavericks player in Liverpool

    Northern Ireland have sorted themselves out a bit with their shooting percentage, it's creeped up to 71%.