A real thrilling soccer battle will be played at the Polo Grounds on Sunday when Bethlehem and Fall River clash in the Eastern final of the National Challenge Cup for the right to face the Western champion in the grand finals for the trophy, the first game of which will be staged at the Polo Grounds on March 30.
Soccer fans generally look to Fall River toppling over their rivals, but Bethlehem’s great cup tie record during the past seventeen years cannot possibly be overlooked and the wonderful doings in the past by the famous Steelworkers has filled every one of their players with an abundance of confidence to come through. It will be a titanic struggle between the two great goliaths of soccer and neither team will be counted out until the final whistle.
An interesting comparison of how they reached the final follows:
First round: beat Newark Portuguese, 8-1
Second round: beat N. Y. Giants, 2-1
Semi-final: beat Brooklyn Wanderers, 2-0
Beat Lusitania Rec., 5-0
Beat New Bedford, 5-2
Beat Pawtucket, 5-2