WORCESTER-based Jodie Gibson celebrated a Commonwealth Games gold medal as England's netballers were crowned champions with a dramatic 52-51 win over hosts Australia.

The jubilant scenes which followed England's semi-final win over Jamaica were repeated and exceeded as Helen Housby netted in the final second for Tracey Neville's side to win.

Jo Harten's last-gasp goal in Saturday's defeat of Jamaica sent the Roses into a first global final since 1975 after last-four appearances at all previous five Games.

That final 43 years ago ended in defeat to Australia but the Roses were determined not to settle for silver and delivered the gold.

Severn Stars player Gibson said: "This medal is for the future of netball in England.

"The talent our country has is unbelievable and I hope with this medal we have inspired women and young girls to believe anything is possible."

England's women, including Worcester Valkyries player Lydia Thompson, were also medallists in the sevens rugby with bronzes.

Led by Abbie Brown, they defeated Canada 24-19 in the bronze medal match at the Robina Stadium on the Gold Coast after losing 26-5 to New Zealand in the semi-finals.

Thompson was among the try-scorers while former Worcester player Heather Fisher also featured.

In Pool B, England beat Fiji 17-5 and Wales 45-0 but lost 29-12 to Australia.

England men, including former Worcester Warriors player Richard de Carpentier, also claimed bronze medals with a 21-14 win over South Africa.

Former King's School Worcester student Hayley Simmonds finished 10th for England in the women's cycling road race after picking up bronze in the individual time trial.

Redditch-born Simmonds said: "I’ve had such a good week and it’s been brilliant. I just enjoyed the race and I think I rode well.”