Along with this information came the statement that soccer games are played despite weather conditions, provided the ground can be placed in a playable condition. While snow fell heavily in this section on the state, communication with the Brooklyn interests by telephone, disclosed that no snow had fall there up to ten o'clock t his morning. However, the conditions were given as extremely threatening.
The Bethlehem players are on edge for the game and are hoping that the field will be such that this round can be completed. Hard training this week has rounded the players into good condition and it is likely that the lineup probable would field one of the strongest clubs of recent games.
Players who were injured responded rapidly to treatment and with the exception of a change in the back positions, regulars will be intact for each of the other berths.
The injury to Hugh Reid, big fullback, has forced shifting "Whitey" McDonald from his regular position at right halfback to right fullback. . The other back to be pressed into service will be the clever and hard playing McMeekin.
It was feared that Johnny Rollo might have to do the utility role on the halfback line in place of either Carnihan or W. Reid, but the condition of these players after the big Thursday training indicates that both will be available and with MacGregor will complete the halfback line.
With Archie Stark back in harness and pronounced fit as the proverbial fiddle, the goal scoring possibilities of the forward line should be greatly increased. Stark, of course, will go to his old position at center forward, a berth in which he is most effective. His return means that the forward line will be shuffled up somewhat with Tom Gillespie going to outside right and Johnny Jaap moving from the wing to the inside position. The left side will be taken care of by Johnny Granger, inside, and Malcolm Goldie, wing forward. If the game is played the team will leave on Sunday morning at 10:40 o'clock.