Completely rested after a forced two weeks idleness the Bethlehem Steel team came back in great form on Sunday afternoon and earned the right to enter the second round of the National Challenge Cup competition by overwhelming the Newark Portuguese to the tune of 8 to 1. The game was played at Newark, N. J., on a field heavily coated with mud, and before a crowd of two thousand spectators.
The Newarkers were completely outclassed, being unable to match the prowess of the Steel City booters in any department of the game. Featuring the contest was the goal scoring of Archie Stark with three counters to his credit and made possible through the excellent team play and cooperation of his mates.
Starting with a rush Bethlehem, in fine fettle after the long rest, never relented and carried the fast and determined pace from start to final whistle. This was the fourth meeting between the two teams, three of which were games played in the Atlantic Coast League and in summing up the outcome, Bethlehem won two and two games resulted in draws.
But Bethlehem was out to win on Sunday realizing that defeat meant elimination in the cup classic and win they did. Two goals were scored in the first half while the Portuguese were held scoreless. After the restart Bethlehems superiority was even more pronounced.
The homesters only goal was counted in the second half when Rebello scored on a penalty. The lineup:
Bethlehem Newark Portuguese
Frazer G -- Pentland
Finlayson RFB -- Rebello
McGregor LFB Eckersley
Reid RHB -- Conn
Carnihan CHB Packecko
Pitt LHB Kirby
Gillespie OR Strong
Jaap IR Cameron
Stark CF Wall
Massie IL OHara
Dick OL Ferreira
Goals Stark 3, Dick 2, Gillespie, Massie, Jaap, Rebello. Time of halves 45 minutes.