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Natalie helps Roses reach semi-finals

England's Helen Housby (left) and Natalie Haythornthwaite celebrate their win against New Zealand in the netball at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre during day seven of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 11, 2018. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Netball. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.
England's Helen Housby (left) and Natalie Haythornthwaite celebrate their win against New Zealand in the netball at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre during day seven of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 11, 2018. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Netball. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.
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Natalie Haythornthwaite and England will tomorrow look to win a place in the Commonwealth Games netball final on the Gold Coast.

England beat New Zealand on Wednesday for the first time in Commonwealth Games history to top Pool B and go through to the last four unbeaten.

The Roses will now face the runner-up in Pool A – Jamaica – at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre tomorrow.

Hosts Australia, Pool A winners, take on New Zealand in the other semi-final.

Natalie didn’t get off the bench against New Zealand, but in the 85-31 win over Wales on Monday, scored 13 goals from 14 attempts, and 17 assists.

In Sunday’s 55-49 win over Uganda, she scored seven from seven, with four assists, and in the 74-49 victory against Malawi on Friday, she claimed six goals from seven attempts, with 22 assists.

She also impressed in the Pool B opener against Scotland last Wednesday, making a big impression on head coach Tracey Neville as England won 74-28.

Natalie came off the bench at half-time, notching 17 assists.

Neville was clearly impressed with her contribution: “I think Haythornthwaite in our wing attack position came on really clinically and really started to push the defence.”

Regardless of the outcome of tomorrow’s semi-final, England will be in action on Sunday.

Should they win tomorrow, England will compete in the gold medal match at 4 a.m. BST on Sunday.

And if they are beaten tomorrow, they will instead face the bronze medal match at 2 a.m.