LiveGlasgow 2014: Day four

Summary

  1. Swimming - Siobhan-Marie O'Connor & Fran Halsall win gold for England
  2. Scots win 4x200 free relay silver; Erraid Davies, 13, wins SB9 bronze
  3. Cycling - Laura Trott wins points race gold
  4. Rugby sevens - NZ suffer first defeat in CWG history as SA win gold
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By Michael Emons and Mike Henson

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Monday's order of play

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Tomorrow never knows sang the Beatles. Well I do. This is what is on the cards for Monday.

14:30 BST - Squash: World champion Nick Matthew (above) will meet James Willstrop, with the former looking to become the first man to retain a Commonwealth singles title.

18:30 BST - Boxing: Women's boxing makes its Commonwealth Games debut and England's Olympic champion Nicola Adams remains the star attraction as the world number one at flyweight.

19:00 BST - Athletics: No Usain Bolt but Adam Gemili (the fastest qualifier in the heats), Richard Kilty and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey are the English entrants looking to qualify for the evening's 100m final, which concludes proceedings on the track at 2150 BST.

Swimming

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So what has gone down today in the fair city of Glasgow? Well for those at the back, here is a re-run of the fun starting in the pool.

Fran Halsall won her second gold of these Games, third Commonwealth title and 10th Commonwealth medal overall, as England claimed another two golds in the pool.

Halsall, 24, emulated her 50m freestyle success in the 50m butterfly after Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, 18, had won the 200m individual medley.

Scotland's men's 4x200m freestyle team won silver, while compatriots Hannah Miley, 24, and Erraid Davies, 13, both took bronze, as did England's Liam Tancock in the men's 50m backstroke.

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Fancy catching up with the events of the day at Glasgow 2014 in a pop-up jazz-bar style setting? You didn't know you did, but you do now right?

Tonight at the Games, hosted by Mark Chapman and Clare Balding, is underway on BBC One.

England's Steve Way, formerly 16 and a half stone, today the 10th placed man in the marathon, is on explaining his backstory.

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Athletes on Twitter

Australian cyclist Anna Meares tweets on catching up with an old friend and rival: Couldn't believe seeing this face again on the other side of the fence tonight So good 2 see u @v_pendleton @bbc5live

@annamears

Pendleton, a two-time Olympic champion and multiple world champion who retired after the London Olympics, earlier spoke to BBC 5 live about her old rivalry with Meares.

"We didn't really talk that much while we were competing, to be honest. I didn't really know her that well. But we had very similar experiences and were in each other's lives quite a lot," she said.

"When we were on the boards I desperately wanted to beat her. We had a lot of medal races against each other and it was an intense rivalry. But my husband Scott Gardner used to work with the Australian Institute of Sport and he always says we were very similar in lots of ways.

"I think Anna is more physically gifted than me in terms of what the sprint requires."

Hockey

It's all over at the National Hockey Centre as England's men survive a downpour to rain goals down on Malaysia in an 8-1 win.

England now head New Zealand on goal difference following two wins apiece at the top of Pool B.

Ashley Jackson bagged four penalty corners as England racked up seven unanswered goals in the second half.

Alastair Brogdon, Mark Gleghorne, Phil Roper and Adam Dixon also got on the scoresheet.

There will be tougher battles to come.

Hockey

England are running riot now. It's 7-1 with a couple of minutes to go against Malaysia.

BOXING

Apologies, I called time on the day's boxing too early.

Scott Forest of Scotland is going hammer and tongs with David Nyika of New Zealand in the last 16 of the light heavyweight division.

The pick of the results from earlier today came in the flyweight tournament where Scotland's Reece McFadden, conqueror of Wales' Andrew Selby in the last round, beat Charlie Edwards of England.

Hockey

England 4-1 Malaysia

And then there was one.

In the only remaining action on day four of the Commonwealth Games, England lead Malaysia 4-1 thanks, in a large part, to a hat-trick from Ashley Jackson.

Jackson's successfully converted three penalty corners and an excellent finish from Adam Dixon, which survived an umpire's referral, have given England control with 15 minutes to go.

Hockey

England look to be on course for their second straight win in Pool B as they lead 3-1 against Malaysia in the men's competition.

Two successful penalty corners from Ashley Jackson and an excellent finish from Adam Dixon, which survived an umpire's referral, give England control with less than 20 minutes to go.

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Stewart Milligan: Great finish to the rugby 7s. Not sure what makes me happier, SA team winning or their hairstyles! #bbcglasgow2014 #dreadlocksgalore

New Zealand 12-17 South Africa

South Africa coach Neil Powell gathers his side round and gets them to take knee and bow their heads while he says a few words.

New Zealand counterpart Gordon Tietjens leads an immediate debrief with his own men.

Gold Medal

South Africa - Rugby sevens

South Africa gleefully hoof the ball into the stands and their players leap skywards.

New Zealand sink the other way, kneeling on the ground and trying to come to terms with being the first of their nation's sevens sides to return from a Commonwealth Games without gold.

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Rugby Sevens

New Zealand 12-17 South Africa

The ball skids off the greasy Ibrox surface and forward off the hand of New Zealand's Akira Ioane.

South Africa only need to get the ball in a scrum, out of a scrum and out of play.

Rugby Sevens

New Zealand 12-17 South Africa

New Zealand have nipped a try back. Joe Webber dives over. The conversion is missed.

Just a minute to go. Nails down to the quick.

Rugby Sevens

New Zealand 7-17 South Africa

Is that the gold-medal winning try?

DJ Forbes gets a going-over in a tackle from Warren Whiteley, the ball spills loose and Cecil Afrika scoops up and scoots downfield.

New Zealand chase, but they can't catch him and the game might be up. Three minutes to go.

Rugby Sevens

Ben Dirs

BBC Sport at New Zealand v South Africa in the rugby sevens

We had a weapons-grade rendition of I Will Walk 500 Miles at half-time at Ibrox, loud enough to take your face off and singe all the hairs on your chest. I think South Africa might win this...

Badminton

England are also through to the final of the mixed team event in badminton.

A 3-0 win over India was secured by Chris Adcock and Andrew Ellis who came from a game down to win 2-1, 12-12, 21-13, 21-16 against Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Chopra in their doubles rubber.

England will now play Malaysia in the gold medal match at 16.00 BST on Monday.

Rugby Sevens

New Zealand 7-12 South Africa

Seabelo Senatla sniffs a gap down the blind side and has the scorching pace to turn the narrow corridor of space into a route to the tryline.

South Africa lead and are seven minutes away from a historic win over a New Zealand side who have never lost a match of Commonwealth Games sevens.

Rugby Sevens

New Zealand 7-7 South Africa

South Africa finally make the man advantage count. New Zealand had been attempting to run down the sin-bin clock, strolling around, retaining possession and avoiding contact.

But the Boks eventually hunt them down, turn over the ball and Seabelo Senatla switches inside and scampers under the sticks.

Even stevens at the break.

Table tennis

At last! England and Liam Pitchford reach the final of the men's team event as the 21-year-old from Chesterfield makes his 11th match point count.

Pitchford comes through 17-15 to secure a 3-2 win over India's stone wall of Harmeet Desai.

England will face Singapore with the gold medal at stake on Monday.

Swimming

A huge roar swirls around the Tollcross Swimming Centre as the Scottish quartet receive their silver medals for the 4x200m freestyle relay. A mention must be made for England as well, who finished fourth in the final, and Wales, who took sixth. But it is Scotland who take the main plaudits for four stunning swims.

Rugby Sevens

New Zealand 7-0 South Africa

Some skulduggery from New Zealand's Bryce Heem who boots the ball upfield after the whistle has blown to try and delay a South Africa penalty.

The referee has the yellow card out of his top pocket before the South Africans have even turned his way in protest.

New Zealand are down a man...

Rugby Sevens

New Zealand 7-0 South Africa

Quick turnover ball is flipped quickly to Ben Lam who bursts upfield for the All Blacks, pops the ball to DJ Forbes and Sherwin Stowers strolls in unopposed for the opening try of the final.

Table tennis

The momentum is with India now as Harmeet Desai makes it 2-2 against Liam Pitchford.

Semi-final back in the balance.

Swimming

Men's 4x200m freestyle final

After helping Scotland repeat their men's 4x200m freestyle relay silver from Delhi, and take five seconds off the national record, Robbie Renwick told BBC Sport: "It's been a really tough few days, so to get a silver medal with these boys has been a real highlight for me."

Australia won gold, and Renwick added: "Unfortunately, we won't be hearing Flower of Scotland at the medal ceremony, but we'll be back in four years' time."

Rugby Sevens

New Zealand 0-0 South Africa

With two minutes gone in the gold-medal final, there is a hold-up in play while South Africa lynchpin and captain Kyle Brown is treated for a shoulder injury.

He gingerly makes his way off the pitch and the Springboks are going to have make history without him.

Gold Medal

Sathish Kumar Sivalingam (India) - 77kg class weightlifting

Sathish Kumar Sivalingam of India wins weightlifting gold, hoisting 11 more kilograms than his nearest challenger.

England's Jack Oliver finishes just outside the medals in fourth.

Table tennis

Liam Pitchford loses seven match points as England fail to close out their team event semi-final.

Harmeet Desai of India battles back to make it 2-1 in the best-of-five encounter when victory for England would take them into the final.

Swimming

Rebecca Adlington

Four-time Olympic medallist and BBC Sport swimming expert

Paying tribute to women's 200m individual medley gold medal winner, England's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor: "Siobhan raced it perfectly. She has the best start in the world as far as I'm concerned."

Bronze Medal

Australia - Rugby Sevens

Australia complete a comprehensive 24-0 win over Samoa.

There looks like there is plenty more to come from this squad. All but two of their 12 -strong squad are under 25.

Silver Medal

Scotland - Men's 4x200m freestyle relay final

What a swim from the Scotland quartet. They changed all their swimmers from the heats this morning and are rewarded with a silver medal. Australia take gold, with South Africa third. But the home nation are the story. They led at times but just couldn't see it through. It is still a new Scottish record, knocking five seconds off the previous one set in Melbourne. It took a new Games record of 7:07.38 to beat them. That is how you relay. Take a bow Daniel Wallace, Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott and Robbie Renwick.

Squash

James Willstrop will be going for gold against England rival and defending champion Nick Matthew in the final of the singles after beating India's Saurav Ghosal 3-0.

It promises to be a classic final on Monday after Willstrop booked his place with an 11-8, 11-8, 11-5 victory.

Ghosal will face England's Peter Barker for the bronze.

Rugby Sevens

Australia 10-0 Samoa

Two tries for the surprisingly-swift Greg Jeloudev give Australia a healthy half-time lead in the bronze-medal match.

Love in the velodrome

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Scottish cyclist Chris Pritchard climbed straight off his bike after this afternoon's keirin run-off to climb into the stands and propose to his partner Amanda.

"I have been plotting this for about five or six months. It has taken a lot of hard work, " said Chris.

"I thought, 'she is going to say yes' so I just put that away and I just thought about what was going on in the keirin. It was a really good keirin, I really enjoyed it."

"It was never in doubt," added Amanda.

"I have been nagging for long enough. The ring is just like the one I took a picture of and left on the computer screen!"

Table tennis

It's also England v India on the table tennis table in the men's team event semi-finals.

England lead 2-1 in the best-of-five clash and are ahead in the latest singles.

Victory for Liam Pitchford against Harmeet Desia will take England into the final and the 21-year-old leads 2-0.

According to BBC analyst Ian Marshall, Pitchford is "playing with good control and not being expansive."

One more game will give Pitchford victory.

Swimming

Men's 4x200m freestyle relay final

And so we come to the final event of the night at the pool, the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final. Scotland, England and Wales are all involved for the home nations. But so are Australia and South Africa. It promises to be quite a stellar contest to conclude matters at the Tollcross Swimming Centre.

Swimming

Mark Foster

BBC Sport swimming expert & ex-CWG champion

On Fran Halsall's double gold medal success: "It's phenomenal. She's had a few years when it hasn't gone too well for her and the influence of her coach James Gibson is clear. She's absolutely flying again."

Badminton

Back on the badminton court, England's men's doubles duo of Chris Adcock and Andrew Ellis have tied it up at one game each against India, knowing that a win will take them into the final of the mixed team event. It's tight in game three.

Swimming

Women's 50m backstroke final

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England's Fran Halsall set a new British and Commonwealth record to earn her second gold medal of the games, becoming the first woman to complete a sprint double in the games. Team-mate Amy Smith was fourth, and speaking to BBC Sport, Halsall said: "That was really good.

"I swam a bit faster than last night and it's another PB so I can't complain. I couldn't feel anyone's presence during the race and it's been a good couple of days. I have a lot of faith in my coach James Gibson and I believe in him."

Rugby Sevens

While the England and Wales players go above and beyond in spreading the Commonwealth goodwill, posing for endless selfies with fancy-dressed drunks down in the front row, we can prepare for the medal matches.

Australia play Samoa in the first battle for bronze, before the biggie - South Africa v New Zealand in the final.

Squash

England's James Willstrop has one foot in the final of the men's singles as he takes a 2-0 lead over India's Saurav Ghosal in their semi-final.

The 30-year-old number-two seed has won the first two games 11-8 and needs one more to reach the gold medal match.

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Gold Medal

Fran Halsall (England) - Women's 50m butterfly

Defending champion and Glasgow 2014 50m freestyle gold medallist Fran Halsall isn't the fastest 50m butterfly swimmer this year for nothing. She starts superbly and keeps going to win gold in 25.20 - a British and Commonwealth Games record. Not bad Fran, not bad at all! Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace of the Bahamas didn't give up the chase but simply couldn't catch Halsall. Fran's team-mate Amy Smith is just outside the medals in fourth.

Bronze Medal

Liam Tancock (bronze) - Men's 50m backstroke

World record holder Liam Tancock of England fails to defend his Commonwealth title as Ben Treffers claims gold. It is a nice moment for Treffers, who missed out on the Australia team for the Games in Delhi and London 2012. It is also great for Tancock, following his recent injury problems. Fellow Aussie Mitch Larkin takes silver, with 100m backstroke champion Chris Walker-Hebborn fourth.

Rugby Sevens

England 17-15 Wales

International Rugby Board chairman Bernard Lapasset is the dignitary on hand to dish out the crockery. England hoist the plate, posing for a post-victory picture while Wales have to make do with a consolatory cheer from the crowd.

Rugby Sevens

England 17-15 Wales

England have poached it! Philip Burgess dives in at the corner on the last play of the game and both sets of players are out on their feet.

Rugby Sevens

England 12-15 Wales

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England are surely in the last-chance saloon now. They have a penalty inside their own half and they have to run it...

Rugby Sevens

England 12-15 Wales

England with possession deep in their own half. Two minutes left on the clock and three points to make up on the scoreboard.

SWIMMING

Nick Hope

BBC Sport at Tollcross Swimming Centre in Glasgow

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Undoubtedly the biggest cheer of the night is for Scotland's 13-year-old Erraid Davies as she collects an incredible bronze medal for the SB9 100m breaststroke event.

She's Scotland's youngest-ever Commonwealth competitor and therefore now youngest medallist and looks stunned by what has happened.

Very sweet to see the elder Paralympians - and fellow medal-winners - Pascoe and Scott guiding her around the pool for photographs.

Rugby Sevens

England 12-15 Wales

Marcus Watson shows Gareth Davies a clean pair of heels, skidding over to reduce the deficit to three points.

All set for a grandstand finish.

Five minutes remain.

Rugby Sevens

England 7-15 Wales

Luke Morgan gets over in the corner as Christian Lewis-Pratt is unable to shove him out of play. Wales extend their lead with the final play of the first half and are 15-7 to the good at the change of ends.

Swimming

Ian Thorpe

Five-time Olympic gold medallist & BBC swimming analyst

"Australia have caught up a little tonight, but they won't reach the medal target that's been set of 53."

Swimming

Judy Murray

@judmoo: Well done wee Erraid Davies. Just 13 and from the Shetland Islands. Bronze medal 100m Para breaststroke. How big was her smile? Adorable.

England 7-10 Wales

Wales have targeted England's Dan Norton and their tactics have paid off. Twice they have run through the speedster and William Harries is over to make it 10-0.

Daniel Bibby backs himself is rewarded as he gets over to pull one back with Christian Lewis-Pratt adding the extras.

Champagne Moment

There is no bigger grin in Glasgow right now than the one sported by 13-year-old Erraid Davies, who has just collected her bronze medal in the women's para-sport 100m breaststroke SB9. The roar from the crowd is deafening. What a moment! Sophie Pascoe has tears in her eyes as she accepts New Zealand's first gold medal since Auckland in 1990.

Rugby Sevens

England 0-5 Wales

First blood to Wales as Lee Williams takes a flicked sidedoor pass from Adam Thomas and saunters over for the first try of the match.