Steelmen Are Now Semi-Finalists
The Bethlehem Steel F. C. today stands alone as semi-finalists in the Eastern Division of the National Challenge Cup competition. Playing on a field with conditions decidedly adverse, the Steelmen eliminated the Phillies on Saturday afternoon. The reason that Bethlehem stands alone as the semi-finalists at this time is because a game in the New York district was canceled, while the one other involving Boston and Fall River ended in a draw without extra time and will have to be replayed. Boston came mighty near turning the trick the tam accomplished last season when it eliminated Fall River in the American League cup competition. The Hubmen then tossed the league champions out of the running. In their game on the sloppy field at Tiverton on Sunday afternoon, Whitey Fleming put Boston in the lead with a goal in the first half. In the second half, Davy Croft equalized.
Took the Game Away from Boston
Failing to comply with the edict of the National Cup officials to clear the field of snow and put it in playable condition or suffer a transfer of the game, Boston fell a victim to the ruling and the contest went to Fall River. Just what action will be taken in regards to the replay will be of interest to soccer fans. Boston may get the home field into condition for next week, and might lodge a claim with the cup executives to play it at home. On the other hand, it is just as certain that Fall River will demand that since the game was transferred it became a home affair, and as such the replay should go on at Tiverton. The latter argument will more than likely win.