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Result: England edge past Wales to reach Commonwealth Games semi-finals

England's men's hockey team come from behind to beat Wales 3-2 and book their place in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games.

England's men's hockey team have booked their place in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games courtesy of a narrow 3-2 victory over Wales on the Gold Coast.

England went into the match having lost top spot in Pool B to India earlier in the day, and they were given a scare by their neighbours as they went in search of the win they needed to seal a last-four spot with a match to spare.

Wales had failed to win any of their opening three group games to fall out of contention themselves, but they threatened to spoil England's hopes too when they went into half time with a 2-0 lead.

The first quarter ended goalless, but goals late in the second from Luke Hawker and Benjamin Francis put Wales in control of the contest.

Sam Ward pulled one back for England eight minutes into the second half, and it was the 27-year-old who proved to be the hero as his hat-trick dragged England through to the semis.

Ward added a second early in the fourth quarter to level things up, and then capped off his influential individual display with the winner three minutes from time as England pulled off a memorable comeback.

England still have one pool game remaining, and they will face India on Wednesday to determine top spot in their group.

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Shaquille Daniel of Trinidad and Tobago and Barry Middleton of England compete for the ball during the Men's preliminary match between England and Trinidad and Tobago at Glasgow National Hockey Centre during day one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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