The Vitality Roses made it three wins from four games as they overcame Jamaica 27-32 to start day two at the Fast5 Netball World Series on a high.
Jamaica came into the game looking for their first win of the competition and opened the scoring but a run of four unanswered goals from Emma Thacker and Lois Pearson saw England carve out an early lead.
Kat Ratnapala's side were 3-7 up heading into the first power play but that advantage was immediately wiped out by an Amanda Pinkney four pointer and the teams finished all square at 9-9 at the end of the opening quarter.
There was still little to separate the sides through quarter two until Jamaica edged out in front thanks to Pinkney and a Gezelle Allison four-pointer. Paige Reed responded in kind and cut the gap to just one (19-18) at the break.
The Vitality Roses turned the game in their favour thanks to strong defence and two consecutive Pearson two pointers in the power play period to take a 22-26 lead into the final quarter.
The game still could have gone either way with England, after several missed opportunities, within catching distance at 27-32 as the clock counted down. Knowing that only a super shot would do, Jamaica's Allison went for it but didn't score as the Vitality Roses held on.
Reed was awarded the Player of the Match accolade at full time.
In their final preliminary stage game, the Vitality Roses face Australia (2am on 6 Nov) before the classification matches. UK and international viewers can watch all the games live on Netball Pass. Viewers can register to the online platform for free at: netballpass.com