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The contest was ill-tempered at times, though, and England's hopes of shock would have grown slightly again when Cambage was ejected for an unsportsmanlike foul and a technical foul - much to the chagrin of a vocal crowd in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

While men's team lost 1-2 to England, the women's team suffered a 0-6 thrashing.

In the women's match, Sophie Bray (44th, 49th, 56th minutes) scored a hat-trick late in the match while Hollie Pearne-Webb (20th), Laura Unsworth (55th) and skipper Alexandra Danson (57th) got the other goals to settled for the bronze.

The penalty corner conversion was also totally below par, as it has been throughout the tournament. However, it resulted in causing injury to Vandana Kataria as Gurjit Kaur's furious hit rebounded off England custodian's pads and hit Vandana on her forehead. India were given another penalty corner but the England defence was solid. The country consolidated its third position in the overall medal tally with 59 medals - 25 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze medals.

India captain Manpreet Singh was naturally very upset with the outcome.

British Cycling performance director, Stephen Park, said: "We've been pleased by the performances of British riders on the Gold Coast, which have once again demonstrated the talent, determination and strength in depth that we have within British cycling".

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"We need to improve on many things, such as taking every chance, because every match we had chances in the first two minutes, but we always missed". Find us on Facebook too!

"In addition to the results, the Commonwealth Games has provided a valuable opportunity for our younger riders to gain experience of competing at a high worldwide level, and I'm sure they will take plenty of learnings away for this event to use at future major competitions".

With a good man-to-man marking by England, making successful forays into the striking circle for the Indian forwards was hard to come by.

An Indian infringement gave away the first PC of the match.

After several attempts, India's first breakthrough came in the 26th minute when Mandeep Singh and Lalit Upadhyay worked in tandem.

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