Steelmen in Winning Mood
That unexpected defeat at the hands of Newark and subsequent elimination in the American Soccer League competition certainly did wake up the Bethlehem Steelmen who have since been in a winning mood. The league leaders have since doled out their revenge by overthrowing dangerous rivals by one-sided scores. In football many coaches contend that consecutive victories before the more important games is a big risk and that a setback in one of the minor contests is just what is needed to put a team on its mettle. Perhaps that applies also to soccer and Bethlehem fans are hoping it does, for with the league championship practically clinched, the greatest laurels of all are yet within reach in the U. S. F. A. cup tie games. In two games the Steelmen piled up eleven goals, defeating the New York Giants in Bethlehem on Washington's birthday, 6 to 1, and then journeying to Pawtucket, R. I., where a hard game against J & P Coats was expected, but instead the Bethlehem clan seemed to enjoy a field day in defeating the threadworkers, 5 to 0.