Team England 3x3 Women and Men grab places in Commonwealth Games finals

England's Women and Men claimed Commonwealth Games 3x3 finals places on a triumphant night in Birmingham.

The Women lifted a packed Smithfield crowd with a stunning semi-final win over Australia, before the Men followed suite by toughing out victory over a Canada side who refused to lie down.

The Women meet Canada in the final with the Men taking on Australia for a second time in the tournament.

England Women 21-15 Australia

England's Women saved their best performance of the tournament so far to pull off a sensational semi-final win over Australia.

They stepped up to the physical and mental test of meeting one of competition's most fancied teams and ground out a stunning win to claim a place in the final against Canada.

If it was a victory grounded in defence, their offence was spot on too as Cheridene Green battled for eight points and Hannah Jump and Cheridene Green bagged seven and six respectively.

Chantelle Handy didn't score but her veteran performance in keeping the Aussies at bay was vitally important.

The opening stages were even but England turned the screw to claim a thrilling win and a spot in tomorrow's Smithfield showpiece.

Earlier they had beaten Kenya 21-12 in the quarter-finals with another display of defensive intensity and scoring prowess.

Their determination was personified by Beckford-Norton's buzzing energy as she grabbed five points and nine boards along side Jump and Green's eight apiece.

Boxscore - Semi-final

Boxscore - Quarter-final

England Men 13-12 Canada

England's Men won a war of attrition against a persistent Canada to keep their unbeaten run going - and grab a place in the final.

The Maple Leaves refused to lie down but England showed guts and graft to along with their talents to grind out the win.

It was a nervy finish as their rivals had the final possession but England stood tall to set up another meeting with their group-stage rivals in tomorrow's showpiece.

Shooter Alex Johnson was a threat for the Canadians with nine points but Myles Hesson (6), Orlan Jackman (4), Kayne Henry (2) and Jamell Anderson (1) again showed their togetherness to record another impressive win. 


Tomorrow's games

4pm: Men's Bronze Medal Game: Scotland v Canada
4,30pm: Women's Bronze Medal Game: Australia v New Zealand
8.30pm: Men's Gold Medal Game: England v Australia
9pm: Women's Gold Medal Game: England v Canada

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