The third meeting of the seas between the Bethlehem Steel F. C. and Fleisher Yarn eleven, of Philadelphia, in American Soccer League competition will take place on the Steel Field tomorrow afternoon. One more game will then remain to be played for these two clubs to clean up their series of four games, the allotment for each club in the league.
The Yarn Makers were beaten by the Steel Men on both previous occasions, having tallied only two goals while Bethlehem has gathered six. But the Steel Makers cannot take these Quakers lightly for they have accounted for eight victories against some of the fasted clubs in the league.
But the record compiled by Bethlehem since the first week in December is such as to make one think the Fleischers will have to bow to the home club once more. Bethlehem has played nine games since that week. Seven of these contests have been victories, the New York Giants turning in two successes against the Steel makers by one goal margins, 3-2 and 2-1. During this time Bethlehem has scored 28 goals, only the Newark F. C., which was beaten 5-1 and the Fleischers, who were downed 4-1, tallying the other two counters. All the other games resulted in shut-outs for the Pennsylvanians and every one was decisive.
Bethlehem stands three points ahead of the Boston F. C. and the J & P Coats F. C. which are tied for third place right behind. The Boston F. C. has drawn the rather easy Philadelphia F. C. as an opponent tomorrow at Boston and the Coats will oppose New Bedford at the same time at New Bedford. There is a chance, therefore, for Bethlehem to pull further away for the Phillies have the habit of playing their best against the leaders. New Bedford, when in a winning mood, is also mighty difficult to beat. When the Coats and New Bedford met the last time, a 1-1 draw resulted, so it is possible the Steel Makers may increase the advantage if they can take a third straight victory from the Fleischers. Kickoff at 2:30 p.m. with D. Oates refereeing the game.