The Globe -- Bethlehem
Friday, January 29, 1926
Promise of Warmer Weather Causes Completion of Plans for Fall River's Visit

With every indication of a moderation in the frigid temperatures and weather forecasts favorable for Saturday, the Bethlehem Steel soccer team is prepared to entertain Fall River in the big league game on the Steel lot tomorrow afternoon. Due to the importance of the game, it was feared that the severe weather might interfere with the schedule, but forecasts promising a rising temperature have prompted the local management to go ahead and complete all details for the contest. Fall River will leave this evening for Bethlehem, spending the night in New York and arrive in the Steel City on Saturday morning.

The Steelmen, primed for the game, with the exception of Archie Stark, center forward, are in fine fettle. The latter responded rapidly tot he treatment for his injured knee, and although out around club quarters today it was believed that he would start, the management announced that no final selection for the center forward post would be made until shortly before starting time. In the event that Stark would be unavailable, Jim Purvis would be assigned to the position.

Bethlehem Steel will be host to one of the two New England clubs to make the invasion on Saturday afternoon. The other will be Philadelphia with Boston, booked for a home game. Fall River leads the circuit and Boston is a close second. Of the star players included in the roster, of the Fall River clan, Harold Brittan is one of the best in the lot. He won his spurs before he was first brought to this country by Bethlehem from Chesea's great team in England. Tommy Croft, the Irish internationalist, playing his second year with the champions, is probably the ranking inside right wing of the lop today. Bill McPherson, a mighty halfback, was a fine player in Scotland before his arrival here several years ago, and Bill Fryer, captain of the eleven, left a promising career in Scotland to come here and show his skill as a center halfback. Fall River and Bethlehem are old rivals so w hen they meet at Bethlehem, Saturday, there will be plenty of fireworks. Bethlehem will have a veteran lineup to pit against the invaders in which the club can boast of players of prominence equal to those of Fall River. The kickoff will be at 2:30 o'clock, with Danny Oates, of Philadelphia, in charge as referee. The probable lineup will be:

Bethlehem Steel -- Fall River
Highfield -- G -- Kerr
Berryman -- RFB -- McGill
Allen -- LFB -- Martin
McDonald -- RHB -- McPherson
Carnihan -- CHB -- Wilson
MacGregor -- LHB -- Coyle
Jaap -- OR -- Campbell
Granger -- IR -- Croft
Stark or Purvis -- CF -- Brittan
Robertson -- IL -- White
Goldie -- OL -- McKenna

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club