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Keighley netball ace is flying high after flying home

Back home: Natalie and team mates Credit: PA

A triumphant Natalie Haythornthwaite from Keighley has returned home to celebrate England's netball success in the Commonwealth Games.

The Wing Attack tweeted she felt like 'one of the luckiest girls in the world' after England's dramatic victory.

Tracey Neville's England side, known as the Roses, defied all the odds to beat hosts and favourites Australia in dramatic fashion - as Helen Housby scored in the final seconds to win 52 points to 51.

Goal scorer Helen Housby and Keighley's Natalai Haythornthwaite Credit: PA
Natalie in action Credit: PA

UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl hopes England's netball success at the Commonwealth Games will boost participation levels.

It's a sport that's been growing and doing incredibly well but this is just a huge moment. This is a massive showcase to inspire young women to get involved in the sport.

– UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl