by Fred S. Nonnemacher
Robins Dry Docks on the Bethlehem Steel field on Saturday afternoon is an announcement that will be welcomed by all soccer enthusiasts with keen enthusiasm. The announcement that the Brooklyn aggregation were to meet Bethlehem in a National League game on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock was received by the management of the local clan this morning.
On the date of conflict it will be exactly three weeks since the Robins eliminated Bethlehem Steel in the American Cup competition after a grueling contest by the score of one goal to none.
On that occasion there was some disappointment when Harry Ratican, the premier point scorer for the Brooklyn clan and former star center forward for the Bethlehem team, was unable to appear because of an injured leg. He has not since appeared in the Robins' lineup and it is believed he will resume playing in one game on Saturday.
However, it is more than likely that Ratican will want to get into at least one game before traveling to Fall River, where the fifth round in the National Cup must be played on or before Jan. 29.
Speaking of the probable lineup, Manager Sheridan stated this morning that while the matter has been given little thought at this time and could depend largely on the showing of the players in the practice games this week, there would be very little change over the lineup that faced the Robins in the American Cup contest. The changes likely are Jimmy Wilson instead of Jimmy Murphy, while Tommy Murray, who was injured in the Robins' game, may return to take the place of Billy Morrison, at right halfback. The inclusion of Murray will give Bethlehem one of the strongest halfback lines in the country. The other position in doubt is that at inside right where the choice will rest with Joe Satterwaite and Joe Morrison. The latter, in his two games, made a favorable impression with the club management. However, it is likely that the experience of Satterwaite may reckon in the final choice.