The Globe -- Bethlehem
Friday, January 15, 1926
A Swing Along Athletic Row

The Battle of Battles
While naturally Bethlehem interest will center in the game against Newark and similar cup tie games, probably none will command the attention of the struggle to take place at Fall River where Sam Fletcher's Providence outfit will attempt to crash through over Harold Brittan's league champions. Fletcher's gang came near tossing Fall River out of the American Cup last year, a feat that was accomplished by Boston in the Final. Fall River will have the advantage of meeting Providence on the home field, but that should prove no setback to the scrappy Fletcher crowd. Sam has imbued the playing spirit into his team which was characteristic of his own style, and since cup games are the ones in which spirit, dash and aggressiveness are factors, anything can be expected when the teams meet. Some critics believe that Fall River, after its dizzy dash in the early part of the season, is about due to crack. They point to recent games, in which the champions were held to a draw score by Philadelphia and the following day beaten by Brooklyn in a game that must be replayed; also the game at Tiverton, in which Brooklyn forced the champions to share the points. If that's the case, the league leaders are in for a busy session in their first round cup affair. No matter which team is eliminated, there will be one less dangerous contender for the succeeding rounds.

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