The Globe -- Bethlehem
Monday, February 25, 1918
Take Soccer Game Here on Saturday by the score of 9 to 0

On Saturday, on the Bethlehem Steel athletic field, Bethlehem Steel defeated the New York Shipbuilding team of Camden, N. J., the leaders of the South Jersey League, by the one-sided score of 9 to 0. The shipbuilders gave a good display in the first half but were outclassed by the Steel Workers and it was early apparent that it was only a matter of how many goals the Steel Workers could register. Fleming opened the scoring after an individual run with a cross shot from the ten-yard line and followed it up ten minutes later with a hard drive close in on a pass from Ratican. The shipbuilders played hard after this and were able to prevent the Steel Workers from adding to the score in the first half.

On the resumption of play the Steel Workers too up the attack and Fleming scored his third goal from a penalty awarded against Waltermate for handling the ball, and followed it up shortly after with a beautiful drive from the corner, which completely beat Eichelberger. Bethlehem continued pressing and Pepper made the score five on a well timed pass from Easton, and soon afterwards, scored the sixth goal with a harder drive after Kirkpatrick had dropped the ball in front of the goal from thirty yards out. Pepper again came through with a goal with a beautiful drive from twenty yards out and Easton and Murphy followed up with goals in rapid succession and were pressing hard when the final whistle blew.

Lineup: Duncan -- G-- Eichelberger
Fletcher -- RFB -- Beattie
Ferguson -- LFB -- Baisel
Murray -- RHB -- Peters
Campbell -- CHB -- Waltermate
Kirkpatrick -- LHB -- Allen
Murphy -- OR -- R. Robinson
Pepper -- IR -- Mooney
Ratican -- CF -- W. Robinson
Easton -- IL -- Finnegan
Fleming -- OL -- McGhee
Goals: Fleming 4, Pepper 3, Easton 1, Murphy 1. Linesmen: Cochran and Morrison. Referee: H. Williams. Forty-five minute halves.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club