Top seeds Gail Emms and Donna Kellogg beat Elin Bergblom and Johanna Persson to reach the women's doubles final at the European Championships in Holland.
Kellogg and Emms needed three games to win their semi
The English pair beat the Swedish fifth seeds 21-9 16-21 21-15 to set up a final showdown with second seeds Nicole Grether and Juliane Schenk of Germany.
But Kellogg and Anthony Clark lost in the last four of the mixed doubles.
And there was further misery for Clark, who lost in the men's doubles semi-finals with partner Robert Blair.
The English pair, who were seeded four, went down 21-17 11-21 21-18 to Carsten Mogensen and Matthias Boe of Denmark.
In the mixed event, third seeds Clark and Kellogg were beaten 21-16 21-14 by another Danish pair, Jens Eriksen and Mette Schjoldager.