Providence, Shawsheen and Newark are the American Soccer League teams eliminated in the National challenge cup competition as a result of the games played over the last weekend. Among the survivors of the first round are Boston, J & P Coats, New Bedford, Fall River, New York Giants, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Bethlehem. Of these, however, Brooklyn and Indiana Flooring have a replay, as well as Philadelphia and Trenton, both of these games ending in draw results.
The scores of the games follow:
Bethlehem 5, Newark 1.
Coats 4, Abbott Worsted 1.
Boston 3, Fore River 1.
New Bedford 5, Shawsheen 0.
Fall River 3, Providnce2.
N. Y. Giants 8, Yonkers Thistles 1.
Brooklyn 2, Indiana 2.
Philadelphia 3, Trenton 3.
Included among the clubs eliminated was Shawsheen, winner of the trophy last year, when the American Soccer League clubs declined to compete. Of the clubs eliminated, the most dangerous was probably Providence.
As a result of the tie game, in which Brooklyn and Indiana must replay this coming weekend, Bethlehem is at present without a game, although there is a strong possibility that one will be arranged. Cup games get precedence over all other contest and therefore the replay must take place next Sunday.
The Steel Workers were scheduled to meet Brooklyn on the Steel Field on Saturday afternoon. While the date does not conflict, there is another provision which excludes the club [...] for a cup tie from any league or other competition that might involve a double header over the weekend. One game and that the cup affair is decreed by the powers that be.
The Steel management have a representative in New York City, where a revised schedule will probably be made. Also the draw for the second round cup tie will be made this week. While no definite assurances are given it is possible that J & P Coats will be the attraction on the Steel Field on Saturday afternoon, or the Steelmen may be ordered to journey to New York on Sunday for a meeting with the Giants.