Golden joy for hockey vet

Peter Danson
Peter Danson

Buxton Hockey Club veteran Peter Danson has won a gold medal for the third time, playing for the England Over-70 team in the European Cup, in Nuess in Germany.

Having defeated Scotland 3-0 in a warm-up game, England went on to defeat Germany 1-0 and the Netherlands 3-1, when Peter scored the first goal.

This was followed up by crucial matches against Germany (0-0) and the Dutch side (1-0).

Peter, who previously won European gold in 2009 with the Over-65s in Amsterdam and world gold in 2010 with the Over-70s in Cape Town, hopes to be in the team next year when the World Cup will be played in England, immediately after the Olympic Games.