TRACEY Neville saw her Roses bloom at the Commonwealth Games and now she wants world success alongside twin brother Phil next year.

England’s netball coach, who comes from a famous sporting Bury family, kept her cool as all around were losing theirs, before springing from her seat after Helen Housby’s buzzer-beating goal secured gold and a 52-51 victory over hosts Australia.

Neville will now lead her team – which included Bury’s Jodie Gibson in Australia – into next year’s World Cup in Liverpool, while brother Phil – the coach of the England’s women’s football team – has a similar assignment in France.

“This was a dream as a player and I’m living it as a coach though these players eyes,” said Neville. “It was a remarkable performance against the world champions, we knew we had to put out the most clinical performance of our lives and we did.

“Gary’s wife just sent me a video. He was literally shouting at the tele as if he actually knows these players!

“I remember the treble in Barcelona when they put that goal in. I was on tour at the time and I was screaming in a room at 4am, so it’s nice they’ve done the same for me.”

England hadn’t played a major netball final since 1975 but silenced a partisan home crowd with their last-ditch victory in 24 hours. These girls have certainly learned the art of leaving it late and making you sweat.

Jo Harken drained the goal to beat Jamaica in the semi-finals and Housby held her nerve too, sparking scenes reminiscent of the women’s hockey team in Rio, as players rushed onto the court in wide-eyed disbelief, wrapping themselves in flags, rolling around the floor and crying tears of undiluted joy and relief.

“If we had gone to extra-time I think we would have struggled,” admitted Neville. “The players were absolutely dead on their feet.”

The final was always close, as both teams went point for point, never building up more than a slender lead. It was deadlocked at half-time and deadlocked with a second remaining, until Housby’s heroics.

And it could be the start of things to come.

“We do need to back this up,” added Neville. “The actual gold medal was meant to be won at the World Cup next year. We have to show consistency now and prove this wasn’t just a bad day at the office for the world number one team.”

Meanwhile, Bury’s Jodie Gibson – who only made her international debut last November – admitted the emotion of the moment would be hard to beat, whatever comes next in her career.

“I was so emotional up on that podium and I can’t believe I’ve got this gold medal, I don’t think I’m ever going to take it off,” she said.

“We’ve worked so hard for this and we never stopped believing. Australia are the best team in the world and we’ve just beaten them at their home Commonwealth Games, I’m just in shock."

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