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Result: New Zealand beat England on penalties in Commonwealth Games semi-finals

England are beaten by New Zealand on penalties in the Commonwealth Games semi-finals to condemn them to a place in the bronze-medal match.

England have been condemned to the bronze-medal match in the women's hockey at the Commonwealth Games courtesy of a penalty shootout defeat to New Zealand in the semi-finals.

The victory saw New Zealand exorcise recent demons after exiting in the semi-final stage of the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, in addition to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - the latter two at the hands of Great Britain and England respectively.

The semi-final contest ended goalless as the two teams did battle for a place in the gold-medal match, with the game going all the way to penalties on the Gold Coast.

The goalkeepers were on top in the shootout, with none of the opening four penalties proving successful until Hannah Martin opened the scoring at the fifth time of asking.

Samantha Harrison responded immediately to level the scores, though, and misses from Anna Toman and Hollie Pearne-Webb left the Black Sticks with the chance to win.

Stacey Michelsen was unfazed by the failures of those who had gone before her, confidently racing towards goal before picking out the top corner to send her side into the gold-medal match.

England will now face the loser of the other semi-final between Australia and India for bronze, while New Zealand will take on the winner of that match for gold.

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Team England's rhythmic gymnasts Mimi Cesar, Stephani Sherlock and Hannah Martin competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast
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Saturday's key events


ROWING
· Two-time Olympic gold medallist and comeback queen Helen Glover teams up with Polly Swan in the heats of the women's pair (12.30am-4.30am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Two-time Rio gold medallist Max Whitlock leads Team GB's charge in the men's qualification, while Rhys McClenaghan flies the flag for Ireland (2am-2pm)

SHOOTING
· The first gold medal of the Games will be awarded in the Air Rifle women's final (from 2.45am)

CYCLING
· The men's road race should be a wide-open thriller, with Team GB among those going for gold (3am-10am)

TENNIS
· Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are among the names in action on the opening day of tennis (from 3am)

SWIMMING
· Adam Peaty and many others get their Olympics campaigns underway on the opening day of swimming (11am-12.50pm)

FOOTBALL
· Team GB's women try to make it two wins from two against hosts Japan (11.30am)
· Netherlands and Brazil, who scored 15 goals between them on matchday one, face off (12pm)
· World champions USA look to bounce back from a shock opening defeat against New Zealand (12.30pm)

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