Commonwealth Games: Future bright for Wales after record-breaking Games - Phillips

Housby's last-second victor against Australia was four years in the making, having done exactly the same thing as a teenager for Neville's Thunder to win the Superleague in 2014 - she's now starring for New South Wales Swifts and a gold medallist.

"They're actually wrecking a tradition that is so important and part of the Commonwealth Games", Griggs said, live on air.

England's shock victory against Australia in the last second of the Commonwealth Games netball final should be a wake-up call to us all.

The memorable phrase used by Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager when Gary and Phil Neville won the 1999 European Cup to complete the treble in Barcelona, could easily be transported to Australia's Gold Coast after an extraordinary performance and astonishing finale.

"They weren't put off by being in a field of world champions or world record holders".

"What we did is create the environment in which the team could support each other and feel comfortable". We are going to go back to club competitions.

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

England, who were playing in their first Commonwealth Games final, sneaked into the gold-medal decider at Coomera Indoor Centre when Jo Harten sank the winning goal with two seconds left in Saturday's semi-final with Jamaica.


Fearnley wins gold for Australia.

That final 43 years ago ended in defeat to Australia, but the Roses were determined not to settle for silver and delivered the gold.

The Forden farmer's son, who is a lecturer at Newtown College, told MyWelshpool he was in the shape of his life as he prepared to take on some of the world's greatest long distance runners on the streets of Australia's Gold Coast and finished in a respectable11th place with a time of 2.26.05.

"The future looks very bright", she said.

"I had confidence after coming from six down against Jamaica and we felt comfortable".

"If we had gone to extra-time I think we would have struggled", Neville continued. Their lead stretched to four at the start of the final quarter, but just as it looked like the match had swung one way, England fought back to gain parity a few minutes later. She too missed, but the umpire's whistle sounded and a penalty was awarded against the Australian defence. "This is the best day of my life".

"It's a blur. I just remember having the ball in my hands and then running away screaming", Housby said. Better than I ever dreamed.

"I don't really have any words".

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