Commonwealth Games: England men and women beat India for bronze medals

England won bronze medals in both the men's and women's hockey at the Commonwealth Games with victories over India.

The women's team eased to a 6-0 victory to secure England's 100th medal at the Games on the Gold Coast.

It maintained the country's run of winning a hockey medal at every Games since the sport's introduction in 1998.

Sam Ward then scored twice for the men's team as they held off India to win 2-1 and also make the podium.

Earlier, Sophie Bray scored a hat-trick after Hollie Pearne-Webb had put England's women ahead, with Alex Danson and Laura Unsworth completing the rout.

The victory ensured England bounced back from their semi-final shootout loss to New Zealand.

Captain Danson said: "It was a resilient performance. It's a relief when you've done the work at home, and you've got the tactics and the ability.

"This performance shows the grit that we're about. Sport is challenging, sport is tough. The best athletes are the most resilient, that's why I am so proud of this team."

New Zealand beat Australia 4-1 in the women's gold-medal match for their first Commonwealth title, while Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 in the men's final.


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