The Globe - South Bethlehem
Monday, February 1, 1915
Disston Loses American League Soccer Contest by Score of 1-0.

In one of the fastest and best-played games seen at Tacony ball park, Philadelphia, this season, Bethlehems defeated Disston by 1-0 in the American League series.

From the kickoff the visitors took up the attack and some dangerous raids were made on the home tam's goal. The defense put up by Small and Drinkwater held the attackers safe and Disston retaliated by forcing the play to the other end. However, no results came and the first half continued to be of the give-and-take order, at the interval the score sheet being a blank.

After resuming play in the final period both teams at times had fine opportunities of scoring, but all these were neutralized by the defenders coming in and breaking up the combination of the opposing forward line. Although Disston had a good chance of scoring after about twenty minutes of play, the ball went wide of the mark. The only score of the match occurred twenty-five minutes from the restart when Fleming, who was standing in an unmarked position, scored rather easily, following a combined effort on the part of Ford and Millar, the latter player having flashed out the ball for the scorer.

Continuing to attack, the sawmakers tried hard to get on even terms, but when the final whistle blew they were compelled to acknowledge defeat. The line-up:

Bethlehems - Disston
Duncan - G -- Ness
Fletcher - R.F.B. -- Small
Toole - L.F.B. -- Drinkwater
Campbell - R.H.B. -- McEwan
Clarke - C.H.B. -- Kirkpatrick
Morrison - L.H.B. -- Mathews
Ford - O.R. -- Andrews
Murray - I.R. -- Rogers
Millar - C.F. -- Burrows
Pepper - I.L. -- Kemp
Fleming - O.L. - Houlson
Referee - G. Young. Linesmen - Peacock and Cordingly. Time of halves - 45 minutes. Goal for Bethlehems - Fleming.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club