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Result: England beat New Zealand to top group at Commonwealth Games

England beat New Zealand 54-45 to make it five wins from five in Pool B of the Commonwealth Games to qualify for the semi-finals as group winners.

England have made it five wins from five in Pool B of the Commonwealth Games courtesy of a 54-45 victory over New Zealand.

Tracey Neville's side booked their place in the semi-finals of the competition as group winners, with New Zealand now facing an anxious wait to see whether they will also reach the last four.

A low-scoring encounter saw both sides match each other throughout the first quarter, scoring 12 points apiece, and the second quarter was similarly close.

England went into half time with a 26-24 advantage, but that grew further in the third as England took it 14-10 to edge closer towards top spot.

New Zealand went into the match needing victory to guarantee their place in the semi-finals following their shock defeat to Malawi earlier in the group stages, but they struggled to ever get on top throughout the match.

England also took the final quarter 14-11 to seal their nine-point victory, confirming their place in the Saturday's semi-final.

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