Blacksticks hand England first defeat

England’s women suffered their first defeat of the Commonwealth Games tournament this morning as they went down 4-1 to a Katie Glynn inspired New Zealand team. 

Ashleigh Ball and Chloe Rogers celebrate Ball's goal against NZ 081010 CWGDespite taking the lead through Ashleigh Ball’s first international goal, England conceded twice before half time and suffered a double blow as they lost Helen Richardson to a yellow card with Glynn scoring her second and third goals from close range while Richardson was off.

The result gives Saturday’s final pool against Malaysia added significance with the Malaysians in with a chance of reaching the semis if they can overcome England.

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PLEASE NOTE: The match schedule in the International fixtures and results section has been updated and is now fully correct.  The previous version contained some incorrect match times as a result of information received from the organisers.