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VIDEO: Gold for Sheffield squash star Nick Matthew

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Sheffield squash king Nick Matthew has won gold - retaining his Commonwealth Games title in an all Yorkshire final in Glasgow.

The current world champ celebrated victory after a feisty five-set game agaisnt his England team-mate, world number two James Willstrop, from Pontefract.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch our video report.

Matthew, aged 34, a three-time world champion who won double gold in Delhi four years ago, underwent knee surgery only five weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Chesterfield table tennis ace Liam Pitchford, 21, picked up a silver in the England team event.

Just like in Delhi four years ago, Singapore were their conquerors with the reigning champions taking the gold with a 3-1 victory.

Pitchford, England’s number one who reached a world ranking of 54 earlier this year, said: “We’re disappointed but it was always going to be a hard against a very tough team. It’s the same medal as four years ago but we’ve improved so much as a team. We thought we had a chance but it just wasn’t to be.

Sheffield’s John Lane is in the medals position after setting a personal best in the first three events of the decathlon.

He started with a PB in sprint, before setting a new best of 7 meters and 50cms in the long jump to put him in second position with seven events to go.

READ MORE: Commonwealth Games: Matthew seals gold after epic final - CLICK HERE.

FOR FULL REPORT SEE THE STAR ON TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014.

 

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