England 73-52 Jamaica: Roses come from behind to defeat Sunshine Girls in series opener

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England faced Jamaica in a three-match series in 2021, when they emerged 2-1 winners

England had to come from behind to beat a fast-starting Jamaica 73-52 in the first game of their three-match series at the AO Arena in Manchester.

  • Vitality Netball International Series: England v Jamaica
  • Venue: AO Arena, Manchester & Copper Box Arena, London 
  • Dates: 11 January – 15 January
  • Coverage: Live coverage from 11-15 January on BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website & app

Jamaica took an early six-goal lead as the Roses looked unsettled in front of an electric Manchester crowd.

But a more composed England took to court in the second half and Jamaica lacked ideas in the face of a firing Roses attack.

The second match is on Saturday, 14 January at the Copper Box, London.

It is the first time international netball has been played in Manchester since 2016 and an enthusiastic crowd of 6,652 were eager to see the Roses take on an exciting Jamaica side, who won silver at the Commonwealth Games last year in Birmingham.

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