Evidenced by the strenuous training session the Bethlehem players went through Thursday afternoon, the last before the game, the local dribblers are taking the invaders quite seriously and realize that many cup tilts have been won by the rush and kick style of football, the tactics undoubtedly to be employed by the young Englanders.
At the conclusion of the workout every regular on the Bethlehem team was pronounced fit and ready to assume his position. The lineup was not definitely decided upon but it became quite apparent that the team most likely to be presented will have a speed and veteran forward line in action in Stark, center forward; Gillespie and Jaap, on the right side; and Massie and Rollo on the left.
"Bill" Carnihan, rugged center halfback, and Willie Reid, who flanks the veteran Bethlehemite, on the right, returned tot he lineup after being absent in the last game or two and are none the worse for the long layoff. Bob MacGregor, also a veteran who completed this celebrated trio, was at his regular position.
The choice for backs will most likely see the former great internationalist Jock Marshall pair off with Willie Allan. McClure in goal will complete the defense. With this lineup the invaders will oppose the strongest team that Bethlehem has been able to field in a good many years and practically the same team which waded through the first half of the league season with only two defeats and is undefeated thus far in the second half season.
Pete Welcome, captain and center forward, is the main cog around which the Chevs have developed their attack. Welcome is considered ready for a chance in one of the major league and with several clubs bartering for this services will undoubtedly be in fact company next year. Last year when a member of the Hudson-Essex, he was given an offer by an American League team but because of the success of the Hudson's he preferred to remain with the amateurs. He is a bustling center who goes in regardless of consequences and has a great boot in either foot.
Almost equally as outstanding on the forward line are Welcome's mates.
Garant, outside right, is one of the smallest players in Fall River and is a plugger from start to finish. Once he gets going down that right wing he is a hard man to stop. He has been in the game for several years and is one of the most dependable outside men in amateur ranks.
Sunderland is an inside right or left and is another youngster who was a member of the Hudson-Essex team of last season and is a pleasing performer with the ball. He can dribble with the beast of them and has a reputation of being a real marksman whenever he boots for goal.
Cullen, outside lift, is a youngster who is now coming along by leaps and bounds. Last year with the Hudson-Essex team, but not considered a regular. He is one of the youngest members of the Chevrolet team and plays his position with great ability.
Winterbottom, an outside right, is another member of last year's Hudson-Essex team and who has also played with Fall River and J & P Coats in American Soccer League. Winterbottom can also play inside right and will probably be in this position in the Bethlehem game.
Mose Bloom, of New York, is assigned to handle the game.