The Globe-Times – Bethlehem
January 9, 1925
HOPE FOR NICE SOCCER WEATHER
New Bedford Will be Here for American League Contest – Field in Good Shape
AN ELEVEN TO BE FEARED

An interesting afternoon of entertainment is promised lovers of outdoor sport when the Bethlehem Steel F. C. resumes its gallop in the American Soccer League pennant race on the Steel Field Saturday afternoon with the New Bedford F. C. as the opponents. Although the opponents are not listed with the top-notch contenders for the league honors, the visitors have played more havoc with the championship aspirations of the leading teams than any other in the circuit, and have quite a list of brilliant victories to their credit, including one over the Bethlehem Steel team.

Unless weather conditions become unfavorable before the game, soccer patrons will see two teams battling on a field in the best condition of the season. The snow has been cleared away. The mild weather this week contributed materially to getting the playing pitch into shape and the condition is such that ball control and other clever and intricate play should be perfect.

Several licks of practice held this week brought the Steel Workers’ lineup to the wining form displayed when halted by the severe snowstorm and the visitors are certain to find a team fired with spirit and determination to win.

According to the management but one position in the Steel Workers’ lineup is uncertain, and that centers at the right halfback berth where the choice will be either “Bob” MacGregor or “Whitey” MacDonald. Both of excellent merit the player to start will be the one best adapted to the existing conditions with the physical condition also taken into consideration. Whoever plays, soccer enthusiasts can feel assured that the position will be capably handled.

Carson will be in goal instead of Highfield, while the veteran “Jock” Ferguson will replace his brother Davy for the game and pair off with Johnny Young as the backs. Carnihan and Robertson will be the halfbacks. On the forward line fans will witness a smoothly working combination and one dangerous in goal shooting at all times. Archie Stark, premier goal scorer of the American League circuit, will be at his regular position at center forward and will be flanked on the left by the diminutive speedy pair, Malcolm Goldie and Johnny Rollo. The right wing will comprise Georgie Forrest and “Sturdy” Maxwell.

Most prominent and familiar to Bethlehem fans in the visitors’ lineup will be Duncan Cameron, a New Bedford center forward. Cameron sported the uniform of the Bethlehem club early in the season but was released when Stark was engaged. While here he seemed unable to strike his stride, but since affiliating with the New Englanders has more than made good and is now one of the most dangerous men on the forward line. Cameron is an experienced player, and on the last visit of the New Bedford team to Bethlehem indicated that he is dangerous in the vicinity of the goal. The teams will probably lineup as follows:

Bethlehem Steel – New Bedford
Carson – G -- Taylor
Young – RFB – Izaak
J. Ferguson – LFB -- Wilson
MacGregor or MacDonald – RHB -- Cochrane
Carnihan – CHB -- McIntosh
Robertston – LHB – Sinclair
Forrest – OR -- Adair
Maxwell – IR -- Cameron
Stark – CF – Jackson or Maguire
Rollo – OL -- Marshall
Referee, Dan Oates, Philadelphia. Kick-off, 2:30 p.m.


1924-1925
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club