Fall River Down East Finalists
The winner of the Bethlehem Steel-Newark F. C. game to be played in Philadelphia next Saturday afternoon will be the opponent of Fall River in the Eastern final of the National Cup competition. Fall River won the right to represent the Down East section on Saturday afternoon by defeating the Worsted Abbot eleven by the score of 2 goals to 1. Much to the surprise of a good many soccer followers, accounts say that Fall River was fortunate to win and that the opposing forces had much the better of the play but were unable to convert their efforts into goals. All three goals were scored in the first half of play.
Hope to Conquer Newark
If Bethlehem does conquer Newark in the Phillies ball park next Saturday afternoon, the final will bring together possibly the most bitter rivals in the East. It will mean the meeting of two teams deadlocked for the lead in the American Soccer League race, two teams that have each advanced to the fourth round or semi-final in the American Cup competition and two teams that have successfully eliminated all opponents in the National Cup competition, all three of which are the foremost competitions in the country. It is doubtful if rivalry such as existing between Fall River and Bethlehem was ever before as predominate between two teams. This attitude is stimulated not only by the fact that the two teams are running neck to neck in the various competitions but more so because the Fall River aggregation is virtually the old Bethlehem Steel team intact, including in their lineup no less than nine members who at one time or other sported the Bethlehem colors. Bethlehem is determined to win the semi-final and then for the fireworks. In the matter of victories, Bethlehem defeated Fall River on its visit to the Steel Field and Fall River returned the compliment when Bethlehem journeyed to Fall River. Both games, however, were league affairs.
Planning for Big Day in Quake City
Philadelphia is highly elated over the choice of that city as the place for the National Cup semi-final and is making great preparation to greet the contending team on its visit there next Saturday afternoon. The clubs scheduled for matches in that city next Saturday have been appealed to call off all contest for the Bethlehem-Newark F. C. cup affair. The management of the various clubs are receptive to this appeal and in all probability their players will have a chance in which to witness the big dribbling classic. It will be the first time since this cup competition was arranged under