The Bethlehem Steel soccer team will leave on the 9:45 a.m. train Saturday morning for Philadelphia for the semi-final National Cup clash with Newark F. C. Fans who intend to travel for the game should get in touch with Billy Sheridan at the Steel gym so that arrangements can be made to take care of them at reduced fares. Trains leaving here at 10:37 a.m. and 11:12 a.m. will give all fans ample time to get to the grounds in time. The latter train arrives at the Reading Terminal at 1 p.m. and fans who travel by this train should get off at Columbia Avenue station, the nearest station on the Reading to the Phillies' grounds.
The Steel Workers went through a hard training session yesterday in preparation for the big game and they will have their last workout tomorrow. Every player on the list with the exception of Maxwell could go into the game fit to last 90 minutes at a fast clip. Maxwell is responding nicely to treatment, but it is very doubtful whether he will be fit to play. Grainger will probably be given the inside left assignment and if he shows the form he did before being injured, the left wing should be as strong as usual.
Bethlehem should win by a comfortable margin if the performances of both teams in the league race to date can be taken as a true line of comparison. Newark is in the cellar position on the league table and the Steel Workers are right on the heels of Fall River for the leadership. However, both teams know that relative positions on the table mean very little in cup contests and the biggest mistake the locals could make would be to take the game in the light of a walkover. Newark will play to the limit of their endurance and ability and it will take the best that the Steel Workers can produce to stop the Jerseyites. Anything can happen in a cup game with both teams keyed up to a high pitch, but with an even distribution of the breaks the locals should qualify for the final clash with Fall River.