Team Northern Ireland got their Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign underway today with their opener against Canada. The Canadian team took the win 5-13, and the athletes representing Northern Ireland will rally to prepare ahead of their next fixture tomorrow against Australia.
Matthew Rollston commented:
“We’ll be back. We’ll do game analysis tonight or tomorrow morning – we realise Australia has already beaten [Canada] in a two point game so we’re going to see what we can do to work that out!”
England Men’s had their second fixture against Malaysia where the host nation team secured the win 9-19. A great start for host nation team England Men’s as they go 2/2 in the group stages and are through to the semi-finals in strong form. The semi-finalists will be determined following the conclusion of the group stages, with more matches to come tomorrow (30th July).
Scotland Women had their first victory of the competition against South Africa, winning their second Pool B game 16-2 in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Scotland Women are through to the semi-finals, with their match-up to be determined tomorrow.
England Women return to the court tomorrow with their second group stage fixture against Canada, looking to impress the Smithfield arena once again.