England will play Ireland tomorrow in a ‘winner takes all’ finale to the Girls’ Home Internationals at Lanark in Scotland.
A win tomorrow will give England (pictured) a record eighth consecutive win in this championship and their 13th win in 15 years. If Ireland win it will be their first success in this event.
Today, England beat Scotland 5½ – 3½ for their second win in this series, while Ireland defeated Wales 7-2 to maintain their winning record.
England started well, with a 2-1 win in the foursomes, before adding 3½ points from the singles.
Meanwhile, England’s defence of the Boys’ Home Internationals ended in disappointment after the team was beaten by Scotland 9½ – 5½ in the title clash at Conwy, Wales.
The teams couldn’t be separated after the foursomes which finished level at 2½ – 2½, but the singles went Scotland’s way.
England captain Derek Hughes said: “Scotland were very good and deserving winners. They didn’t give us an inch today. At one stage it looked like we were going to do well in the foursomes but they came back at us.
“We didn’t give it away, they took it away. I feel sorry for the boys because they did their best, it just didn’t work out this week.”