Search

Vitality Hockey World Cup: England 1 USA 1

PUBLISHED: 07:40 26 July 2018 | UPDATED: 07:40 26 July 2018

England's Alex Danson (centre) celebrates scoring her side's goal against the United States (pic Steven Paston/PA)

England's Alex Danson (centre) celebrates scoring her side's goal against the United States (pic Steven Paston/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Captain Alex Danson netted her 62nd England goal on her 200th appearance for her country as the USA held the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup hosts to a draw at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre on Wednesday night.

United States Erin Matson celebrates scores her side's goal against England (pic Steven Paston/PA)United States Erin Matson celebrates scores her side's goal against England (pic Steven Paston/PA)

Having come from behind to draw with India in their first match, Danson gave England the lead in the 34th minute with a fine solo goal which sent the 10,000-strong crowd into a frenzy, moving her level with Marjorie Pollard as the joint Great Britain and England’s top goalscorers of all time with 115.

However, Erin Matson levelled five minutes later with a fierce reverse stick strike high into the net past Maddie Hinch and the Americans held on for a point after losing their first match to Ireland.

Danson said: “I just look at the stadium and the overriding feeling, with 10,000 supporters here, I feel very proud of how far our sport has come during my career.

“It was incredibly special but for me playing in this game is special, walking out with my team-mates of present and past is the hugest honour.”

A general view of the game between England and the USA at the Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre (pic: Steven Paston/PA)A general view of the game between England and the USA at the Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

Susannah Townsend also took a moment to heap praise on skipper Danson, adding: “I know that the one person I would want on my team is Alex Danson and whether she is having a good game or not she shows that fight and she is a leader on the pitch.”

England’s next match sees them take on Ireland on Sunday at 8pm in front of another sell out 10,000 crowd.

They currently sit second in Pool B with India and Ireland in action on Thursday.

Latest East London Sports News

Super Snodgrass is loving every miuute with the Hammers

The experienced winger, who will turn 30 on Wednesday, suffered a knee injury during the 1-0 loss at Boreham Wood

08:30

Essex Senior League: Tower Hamlets 2 Sawbridgeworth Town 3

Yesterday, 17:00

The former professional development phase lead coach moved to Barnet earlier this month

Yesterday, 15:00

London Three Essex: East London 3 Kings Cross Steelers 17

Second-half goals from Snodgrass, Hernandez and Anderson give Hammers victory over Crystal Palace

Yesterday, 13:00

The O’s lost for just the second time in this season’s National League on Saturday

Yesterday, 10:00

Football manager beat actor Emily Atack to win this year’s series

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now