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In pictures: Northern Ireland netball girls earn first win at Commonwealth Games

By Gareth Hanna

Northern Ireland's netball team has won its first match at the Commonwealth Games.

Twenty goals from Lisa Bowman helped the side to a 49-39 victory over Barbados at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The result puts NI level on points with third-placed South Africa in Pool A. The top two progress to the semi-finals with the remaining sides going on to compete in qualification matches.

Northern Ireland had lost to Australia and South Africa in their opening two games but got off the mark thanks to Bowman's sharp-shooting as well as 15 goals from Noleen Lennon, nine from Oonagh McCullough and five from Kyla Bowman.

NI's next game is against basement side Fiji tomorrow.

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