England’s Vitality Roses start Uganda series with determined victory in Nottingham | Netball News

Jess Thirlby’s outfit prevailed 60-51 at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham and now face two further matches against the She Cranes at London’s Copper Box Arena this weekend; watch the second Test live on Sky Sports Arena from 3.30pm on Saturday

Last Updated: 05/10/22 8:34pm

England overcame a tricky second quarter to win the first game of the series against Uganda

England’s Vitality Roses opened their three-Test series against Uganda’s She Cranes with a determined performance and a 60-51 victory in Nottingham.

Jess Thirlby’s outfit were playing for the first time since this summer’s Commonwealth Games and a poor second quarter meant they trailed by 28-25 at half-time.

England’s head coach then put her faith in a number of international debutants including Funmi Fadoju and Olivia Tchine to claw the match back. A purposeful second half in attack and defence eventually took the game away from the She Cranes.

The second and third Tests take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Copper Box Arena in London and will be shown live on Sky Sports.

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