England put in another strong performance to record their second win from two games at the Vitality Netball World Cup, as Rachel Dunn’s impressive shooting performance helped them to a 70-34 victory over Scotland.
Tracey Neville rang the changes within her Roses squad, making four changes to her starting seven and trying different combinations as the game progressed. However she was dealt a blow as Layla Guscoth limped off court during the first quarter.
The extent of the injury is still being assessed as England prepare for their final Group D game against Samoa tomorrow.
Elsewhere in session 4, Jamaica claimed their second win of the tournament by beating Trinidad and Tobago 68-43, and South Africa did likewise with a comprehensive victory over Fiji, recording the tournament’s highest score in an individual game so far as they ran out 90-35 winners.
Earlier in the day, Australia and Northern Ireland (Group A) and New Zealand and Malawi (Group B) all claimed wins in session 3.
Injury update on Layla Guscoth
England Netball has announced that Vitality Rose Layla Guscoth has ruptured her Achilles and will take no further part in the Vitality Netball World Cup.
Tracey Neville, Head Coach of the Vitality Roses, said: “Layla is an amazing addition to our team and we are so disappointed that she won’t be joining us on court for the rest of this tournament.
“It is devastating that her journey in this World Cup is over but myself and all of the Roses are by her side supporting her through this time. We will do everything we can to ensure she is back playing again soon.”
Results from Session four:
England 70-34 Scotland (Group D)
Jamaica 68-43 Trinidad and Tobago (Group C)
Uganda 69-48 Samoa (Group D)
South Africa 90-35 Fiji (Group C)
The latest preliminaries stage 1 group tables are available here.
The preliminaries stage 1 conclude tomorrow, with the Group C clash between Jamaica and South Africa among the highlights. England take on Samoa, Scotland meet Uganda, Northern Ireland face Zimbabwe and New Zealand play Singapore, while Australia face Sri Lanka.
Courtesy of Netball World Cup