LIVE: Diamonds vs Silver Ferns

Written By komlim puldel on Minggu, 03 Agustus 2014 | 20.01

Natalie Medhurst will be chasing revenge for the Diamonds' loss four years ago. Source: News Corp Australia

JOIN us from 9pm AEST as Australia seeks redemption against New Zealand in the Commonwealth Games netball gold medal match.

It's been four long years since the Silver Ferns triumphed by a single goal in one of the most thrilling battles ever seen in the history of the sport, and just another in arguably the greatest of all the trans-Tasman rivalries.

Four current Diamonds were there that night — Laura Geitz, Natalie Medhurst, Renae Hallinan and Kim Green — and all of them remember all too well the pain of watching Kiwi goal attack Maria Tutaia nail the winning shot.

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AUSSIES MISS OUT IN WOMEN'S ROAD RACE

AUSTRALIA has missed out on a medal in the women's road race despite having two riders in the decisive breakaway of seven.

Tiffany Cromwell was just millimeteres away from a bronze medal in a sprint against South Africa's Ashleigh Pasio, while English duo Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Pooley executed the perfect one-two slingshot to grab the top two spots on the podium.

Australians Cromwell, Gracie Elvin, Melissa Hoskins and Shara Gillow were extremely active throughout the first half of the race before a breakaway of seven riders, including Cromwell and Elvin, formed inside the last 50km.

England's Lizzie Armitstead crosses the line to win the gold medal in the women's road race. Source: AFP

With 15km remaining Pooley attacked and quickly grabbed 15-second advantage, but the best was yet to come when Armitstead launched her own solomove, bridging the gap to Pooley and then racing past her and on to claim the gold medal.

Pooley, who was competing in her final race before retiring, finished 25 seconds behind Armitstead, while Pasio and Cromwell were a further 46 seconds behind.

MORE HEARTBREAK FOR ENGLISH NETBALLERS

English goaler Jo Harten is given a workover by Nicole Pinnock and Malysha Kelly. Source: Getty Images

AS if losing by a goal to the world's two top netball nations wasn't painful enough, England lost its bronze medal playoff game against Jamaica.

Again the English produced a thriller, with the scores tied at 37-37 at three-quarter time, but Jamaica found something extra in the final quarter to pull away and win 52-48.

The decision to leave towering goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid on the bench and replace her with fellow tall Romelda Aiken proved inspired for Jamaica, with Aiken shooting 44 goals from 52 attempts to lead her team to victory.

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