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By Denise Evans

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  1. That's your lot for now

    FT: England 70-34 Scotland

    So it's England who come out on top in that floral battle.

    The Roses now join defending world champions Australia and New Zealand in winning two from two.

    They have also booked their place in the next round.

    The Thistles showed plenty of promise and patches of fluid play, but ultimately they didn't quite have the extra gear needed to contend with England.

    The evening session continues here in Liverpool with two more matches still to be played but we'll be back Sunday morning as the Roses take on Samoa at 11:00 BST.

    Thanks for joining us this afternoon.

    England's Chelsea Pitman and Scotland's Sarah MacPhail
  2. 'Things we can work on'

    FT: England 70-34 Scotland

    England head coach Tracey Neville speaking to Sky Sports: "We saw Layla Guscoth walk off which is a positive. We haven't seen her yet but we will let you know when we have further news.

    "I think this game was about getting through and getting a win. There was some inexperience in that line but we came out with things we can work on.

    "They have played against this side before and they need to know what a big girl netball is! We lacked a little control in the second quarter but it was a real positive from us."

    England attacking players
  3. 'Loving life with Rachel Dunn!' - Clarke

    FT: England 70-34 Scotland

    England centre Jade Clarke speaking to Sky Sports: "When I am on court I feel at home. I'm really enjoying the home World Cup! It's going really well.

    "It is amazing and going out in front of your home fans, whenever you do something well it goes mental.

    "As a group we will stick together. Layla Guscoth is being assessed so we don't really know what's going on but we will get around her and see how she is.

    On Rachel Dunn: "She is such a great team player. We are her biggest fan. She is so easy to play with. I'm just loving life with Rachel Dunn!"

    England's Jade Clarke and Scotland's Claire Maxwell
  4. 'Tough to see a team-mate go down' - Housby

    FT: England 70-34 Scotland

    England player of the match Helen Housby speaking to Sky Sports: "I don't know how Layla Guscoth is. She has been back in the changing rooms. We will stay positive but we are not sure yet.

    "It's always tough to see a team-mate go down like that. We still had work to do against a good Scotland side."

    On her fall at the end of the second quarter: "Tracey Neville told me to call time but I was fine. You have to take the knocks. It's a physical game.

    On her move to wing attack: "We can change our front line up. It's nice to play something different and I enjoy it."

    Helen Housby
  5. ‘Gone back to the hotel to be assessed’ - Neville

    FT: England 70-34 Scotland

    Tracey Neville has confirmed Layla Guscoth "has gone back to the team hotel to be assessed" by medics.

    The Roses coach has not yet had chance to speak to the defender since she went down injured in the first quarter.

    Layla Guscoth
  6. Strange ending

    FT: England 70-34 Scotland

    For those watching on TV, it will have looked like a bit of a strange ending.

    There appeared to still be 15 seconds left on the clock, but the umpires on court whistled for full-time.

    Serena Guthrie looked as confused as many faces watching at home, but the umpire took the ball off Guthrie and signalled the end of the game.

    A time-syncing error.

  7. 'We just wanted as many goals as we could'- Guthrie

    FT: England 70-34 Scotland

    Serena Guthrie

    "The first half wasn't where we wanted it to be," Roses captain Serena Guthrie said.

    "Scotland are a great team and have improved a lot since the Commonwealth Games.

    "We just wanted as many goals as we could on the board."

  8. England get the spoils!

    FT: England 70-34 Scotland

    England players during the national anthem
  9. Full time - England win!

    FT: England 70-34 Scotland

    Big hugs between the England and Scotland coaching staff as the two teams shake hands on court.

    The Thistles had the final say of the match with a goal in the last minute, but it was England who did most of the talking.

    It wasn't ground-breaking netball from the Commonwealth champions and Scotland matched them for periods of the game, but their class did shine through.

  10. Post update

    Q4: England 70-33 Scotland

    Claire Maxwell and Niamh McCourt are having pockets of success in this final quarter.

    Less than a minute to play.

  11. Post update

    Q4: England 68-32 Scotland

    Where did that space come from? Rachel Dunn creates it all on her own by confusing her two markers.

    She's had another excellent game here.

  12. Post update

    Q4: England 63-32 Scotland

    Serena Guthrie take a bow!

    The Roses skipper tips a loose ball on the byline and loses her balance but mid-fall she manages to scramble, keep the ball in play and England reward her efforts with a goal.

  13. Post update

    Q4: England 63-32 Scotland

    We have a little over six minutes left to play in this match, as England motor on and Scotland continue to work hard.

    Bethan Goodwin likes that one as she scores a tough chance, then the Thistles defence do their job at the other end, turning the ball over.

  14. Post update

    Q4: England 63-40 Scotland

    Rachel Dunn thinks about a pass to Jo Harten but opts to switch the ball to Chelsea Pitman, who is hugging the shooting circle line.

    The ball eventually finds its way to Harten, who scores to join the party.

    Scotland's Ella Gibbons is holding England off from entering the circle so well but she can't stop Rachel Dunn from sneaking in and shooting under the post.

  15. Post update

    Q4: England 59-30 Scotland

    Fran Williams can't quite keep a loose ball in and Emma Barrie makes a tough shot look easy.

    Jo Harten has come on for the first time in the game.

  16. What will Tracey Neville make of this?

    Q4: England 58-29 Scotland

    She'll have cause for concern over the fitness of Layla Guscoth, but generally England have done a professional job on Scotland in this game.

    Can they push on to get 70+ goals?

    Scotland have been no pushovers and have made the Roses work for every pass and move.

    England coach Tracey Neville
  17. Post update

    Q4: England 56-28 Scotland

    There are 12 minutes left to play in this match and it's all gone a bit flat.

    The crowd try to lift their teams and it seems to work as the pace speeds up.

  18. Post update

    Q4: England 55-27 Scotland

    England have crane arms I swear. No idea how Fran Williams managed to tip that Scotland centre pass but she did.

    Lynsey Gallagher is doing her bit at goal attack with a popped in shot under the post.

    Fran Williams and Beth Goodwin
  19. The final quarter is under way

    Q4: England 55-26 Scotland