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Live Reporting

By Laura Savvas

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye!

    Northern Ireland 46-43 Barbados

    And there you have it!

    My live text commentary has come to an end.

    Thanks for your company for today's first game of the day.

    Northern Ireland Barbados
  2. What's to come later today

    England v South Africa (20:00 BST)

    And let's not forget the biggie...

    The Roses are back in action from 20:00 BST as they face South Africa.

    You can watch live on the BBC iPlayer or here.

    View more on twitter
  3. Coming up...

    Trinidad & Tobago v Scotland (15:45 BST)

    Scotland face Trinidad & Tobago this afternoon - live coverage of that one can be found here.

  4. 'We need to be much better'

    Northern Ireland 46-43 Barbados

    More from Northern Ireland coach Dan Ryan:

    "We were going through cruise control and you can't afford to do that in this competition. We need to be much better in our play-off match, but we are in there and that's what counts."

  5. Get Involved

    #BBCNetball or #changethegame

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  6. All you need to know

    Northern Ireland 46-43 Barbados

    Head here for the match report.

    The live scores and fixtures can be found here.

    And the standings are here.

    Northern Ireland Barbados
  7. 'Ugly and scrappy'

    Northern Ireland 46-43 Barbados

    Northern Ireland coach Dan Ryan:

    "It was a really ugly game and quite a scrappy performance. We struggled to get in the game early but we stepped up at a couple of crucial moments.

    "When we had to turn it on, we did. I'm happy for the win so the smile was genuine."

  8. Magee top goalscorer

    Northern Ireland 46-43 Barbados

    Emma Magee scored 23 goals and Noleen Armstrong claimed 18 goals from 20 attempts for Dan Ryan's side.

    The ninth and 10th place play-off will take place on Saturday, with Northern Ireland's opposition set to be decided later on Thursday.

    Emma Magee
  9. What next for the Bajan Gems?

    Northern Ireland 46-43 Barbados

    Barbados, who had never lost to Northern Ireland before, will now take part in the 11th and 12th place play-off.

    Barbados
  10. What next for the Warriors?

    Northern Ireland 46-43 Barbados

    Northern Ireland get their second victory of the tournament.

    Next up? They'll play in the ninth and 10th place play-off on Saturday.

  11. End of Q4 - Northern Ireland win!

    Q4: Northern Ireland 46-43 Barbados

    And they've done it!

    "Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland" chants fill the stadium!

    The Warriors are into the ninth and 10th place play-off.

    Northern Ireland
  12. 40 seconds to go!

    Q4: Northern Ireland 46-42 Barbados

    Sharni Layton

    Former Australian netball player

    "Great defensive pressure here from Northern Ireland,

    "It's their defence that's really kept them in this game."

  13. Fan park schedule

    Speaking of the fan park...

    Here's what the beautiful city of Liverpool has in store for you lucky lot throughout the day.

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  14. Closing stages!

    Q4: Northern Ireland 45-41 Barbados

    We're in for a tense final two minutes!

  15. Barbados within three

    Q4: Northern Ireland 44-41 Barbados

    Barbados hit the 40-goal mark, to come within three goals of Northern Ireland.

    Can they do it?!

  16. Get Involved

    #BBCNetball or #changethegame

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  17. The power and the glory...

    Q4: Northern Ireland 44-38 Barbados

    Sharni Layton

    Former Australian netball player

    "The most impressive thing about netball is the power of these athletes.

    "The ability to take a hit and keep standing."