The Globe -- Bethlehem
Tuesday, February 24, 1925
Brooklyn Further Blocks Local Team's American League Soccer Aspirations

The Bethlehem Steel soccer team went down to defeat for the third time in as many starts when championship aspirations in the league race were seriously jolted by the Brooklyn Wanderers. The holiday matinee was captured by the Wanderers by the score of 3 goals to none.

Resorting to the rushing aggressive style and swinging the ball in long passes to the wings, the Brooklyn dribblers adapted the best style of play for the day and successful in their efforts, while Bethlehem's weakness on the forward line seemed in the forwards bunching too much around Stark and not distributing the play on their offensive movements.

Playing at top form, Brooklyn repeated its victory of the day before over Fall River in a game that was witnessed by four thousand fans. At half time the home club was leading by the score of 1 goal to none and in t he second half added two more goals, making their victory decisive.

The second and third goals came in the last ten minutes of play, after the steelworkers had tired of their incessant efforts to tie. The Brooklynites moved into third place in the league standing ahead of Boston, with Bethlehem only four points ahead in second place.

The lineup:

Brooklyn -- Bethlehem
Smith -- G -- Carson
Robertson -- RFB -- McDonald
McMillan -- LFB -- Ferguson
Morris -- RHB -- McGregor
Shortt -- CHB -- Carnihan
Hosie -- LHB -- Robertson
Hogg -- OR -- Turner
Manson -- IR -- Granger
Caulley -- CF -- Stark
Curtis -- OL -- Rollo
Yule -- IL -- Goldie
Referee: E. McCabe. Linesmen: S. Day and A. Laurie. Goals, Caulley 2, Curtis. Time, halves of 45 minutes.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club