"That was really hard to take but it's something that will stick with us for a while," co-vice captain Gabi Simpson said.

"We've always had the belief we can win those tight games.

"We haven't been challenged like that to this point but there was still a great sense of belief.

"It just hurts now," she said.

Just like England's game against Jamaica to secure their spot in the gold medal match, they scored a goal in the last second of the game to claim their first ever netball gold medal.

It was the first time in six Commonwealth Games that neither Australia or New Zealand would take home the gold. 

Australia was undeniable favourites heading into the match after their comprehensive win over New Zealand in the semifinal.

However, Australia struggled to get into the rhythm of the game and while they clawed their way back into at moments, it was ultimately England who were more dominant throughout the game.

"We never got going," coach Lisa Alexander said.

"We were a bit flat, and we didn't work hard enough in attack and defence.

We were not clinical enough, we made too many mistakes in centre court," she said.