England women’s compound team have history in their sights after outfiring New Zealand in their quarter-final this afternoon.

The trio of Nicky Hunt, Danielle Brown and Nichola Simpson will become the first English archers for 28 years to win Commonwealth gold if they can keep a steady aim tomorrow.

And Brown could add a Commonwealth title to her 2008 Paralympic gold if they’re on target again in the semis and final.

England scored 227 to New Zealand’s 221 to win today, and were followed later by Duncan Busby, Liam Grinwood and Chris White who beat Nortern Ireland 232-224 to win a place in the men’s compound semis.

The women face Malaysia in their semi-final with Canada and India contesting the other shoot-out, while the men play Australia for a shot at the gold medal match against either India or South Africa.

The men’s semi-final gives England a chance for revenge as Australia beat them in the World Cup final four weeks ago.