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Netball World Cup 2019: England beat Uganda to secure opening victory

Netball World Cup 2019: England beat Uganda to secure opening victory

Helen Housby scored 18 of her 19 shots for England
2019 Netball World Cup on the BBC
Venue: Liverpool Arena Dates: 12-21 July
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England started their 2019 Netball World Cup campaign in Liverpool with a 64-32 win over Uganda, who had to play for the final quarter with six players.

The Roses were in control throughout, taking a 13-goal lead at half-time.

Uganda centre Stella Oyella was suspended for two minutes in the third quarter and was then sent off for repeated infringements, which put paid to any comeback.

Commonwealth champions England will now face Scotland on Saturday (15:00 BST).

More to follow.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/netball/48967070

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