Silver Ferns defeat hosts England to make it to Netball World Cup final

Netball 21/07/2019

The Silver Ferns have booked a place in the Netball World Cup final with Australia after edging hosts England 47-45 in a dramatic encounter in Liverpool.

On Sunday (NZ time), Noeline Taurua's side overcame a three-goal halftime deficit to lead by three heading into the final quarter.  

The deficit proved too tough to breach for Tracey Neville's Commonwealth Games champions, who now face South Africa in the third-place playoff.

England struggled to sustain their momentum, with the accuracy of Folau and Amelianne Ekenasio dragging the Ferns back level in a match which showed all the signs of going down to the wire.

Despite again reeling in their opponents to a two-point gap heading into the final minute, the visitors hung on for a 47-45 win which means England's long wait for a place in a World Cup final goes on, while the Ferns will play Australia in the gold medal match for the sixth straight time.

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