Birmingham — Lily Walker won’t know what’s hit her when she returns to the University pitches here next month. England’s youngest player had even purchased tickets for these Games. Instead, the 6,000 ticket holders here roared her and this brilliant England on to Commonwealth Games glory, a first title 24 years in the making.
David Ralph’s side completely outplayed a stilted, tired Australia side with a superb performance of aggression, control and patience. Further, they scored from two open play goals and kept their discipline intact for a game of such magnitude. There were no cards in this final, a far cry from the colours being dished out in England men’s semi-final defeat to Australia.
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