England won two Judo golds at Coventry Arena as home favourite Daniel Powell and Lachlan Moorhead delighted the patriotic crowd.

Powell celebrated victory in the men's -73kg as he won by ippon against The Gambia's Faye Njie in the second of four gold medals contested on Tuesday.

Powell, 24, who won the European Open in Sarajevo and also became British champion last year, added the Commonwealth title to his collection as Amir Daniel Bin Abdul Majeed of Malaysia and Australia's Jake Bensted clinched the bronze medals.

The Walsall-born champion was feeling the love from the crowd, and said: "It feels amazing. It definitely feels good to win it in Birmingham as it’s my home town and it makes it more special.

"It’s been the best crowd that I’ve ever fought in front of. I think they might’ve known I was local.

"It was definitely my hardest fight of the day. I felt that it started well, but Njie kind of came back into it. But like I said, having the crowd behind me in the Golden Score was part of the reason why I won that fight.”

The final title of the day went to Moorhead in the men's -81kg final as he notched up an ippon over Canada's Francois Gauthier-Drapeau.

It’s been the best crowd that I’ve ever fought in front of. I think they might’ve known I was local
Daniel Powell

Moorhead draped himself in a Yorkshire flag after victory, saying: "My dad was my first coach and we are all Yorkshire boys, which is the reason for the flag.

“It is his birthday today, but he thinks he is too tough for birthdays. I am sending a ‘Happy birthday Dad’ message out here.

“This is his birthday present. He hates birthday presents but he can’t be mad at me today for this."

Canada's Mohab Elnahas and Uros Nikolic of Australia won bronze.

Olympic bronze medallist Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard claimed Commonwealth gold with victory over Team England's Gemma Howell in the women's -63kg.

The 28-year-old beat European champion Howell by ippon.

The bronze medals went to Jasmine Hacker-Jones of Wales and Australia's Katharina Haecker, who defeated Cameroon's Audrey Jeannette Etoua Biock and Lauren Semple of Jamaica respectively.

Beauchemin-Pinard was delighted with her win, saying: "It's very nice, it is something to put on my CV - something more to put on.

"I’m just happy with it."

She was blown away by the magnitude of the Games, adding: "It is the first time I've participated in the Commonwealth Games and I didn’t think it was so big like that.

“The Opening Ceremony was so nice to do, so many people and meeting other sports.

"We are used to meeting each other, judo people, but meeting the other countries and the other sports was really nice to do at the Opening Ceremony.”

In the women's -70kg contest, Australian Olympian Aoife Coughlan also won by ippon as she forced Jamaica's Ebony Drysdale Daley to settle for silver.

England's Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown and Kelly Petersen-Pollard both claimed the bronze medals.