The Globe -- Bethlehem
Thursday, February 20, 1919
Soccer Notes

Notice from the office of the secretary of the National Association Football League announces that the referee selected to officiate in the game on Saturday between Bethlehem Steel and Babcock & Wilcox F. C., in this city, will be George M. Young, of Philadelphia. Accompanying the communication reference is made to the visitors as being one of the strongest teams in the east by virtue of their recent victory over the strong Merchant A team, of Bristol. It is also hinted that the Bethlehem team is not in the best form and is quite likely to suffer a reverse on Saturday. In reply to the latter it might be said that Bethlehem never before looked stronger than in the game against the Robins Dry Dock combination of Brooklyn, here last Saturday.

The Bethlehem Steel soccer team have only lost one point in the National League to date, having thirteen points out of a possible fourteen by winning six games and tying one. Three more league games remain to be played by the Steel Workers, New York, F. C., and Babcock & Wilcox at home, and Paterson F. C., at Paterson. The Steel Workers will play the first of these three games on Saturday when they meet the Club of Bayonne, on the Steel field. The Babs are the most improved team in the National League at present and proved by their decisive defeat of the Merchant A team last Sunday that they are liable to prove a stumbling block to any team who may underrate them. There is no possibility of the Babs winning out in the National League, but like most other teams who make a bad start, they will take great delight in upsetting the standing of the leaders. Bethlehem will, therefore, do well to treat them with the respect that they deserve and go into the game from the start determined to clinch the points.

NOTES

Tommy Fleming, Bethlehem's brilliant outside left, received a severe leg injury last Saturday against the Robins Dry Dock F. C. and the injury has been slow to respond to treatment. This will cause a rearrangement of the forward line, and Bob Millar will likely be seen at the outside left position.

Standing of the National League

Club

W

L

D

Pts.

Bethlehem

6

0

1

13

Paterson

4

1

1

9

New York

2

2

3

7

Merchant A

2

3

2

6

Babcock & Wilcox

1

4

2

0

Robins Dry Dock

0

1

0

0

Scots

0

4

1

1


1918-1919
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club