The home backs suffered severe pressure through the wind and the bustling attacks of the league leaders. Easton came very nearly adding to the score by banging in a shot which missed the goal by inches. The visitors again attacked, and Ratican, sending across a perfect pass, Easton scored the third goal, and half-time arrived with Bethlehem leading 3 to 0.
After the interval the "Babs" with the wind behind them soon became dangerous but the Steelworkers' defenders played a sterling game. From a punt up the field, Murphy obtained possession and after a brilliant run passed on to Ratican, who added the fourth goal.
The home team at last got together and made a determined effort to score, forcing two corners. Aitken put the ball well into the goal mouth, but the Bethlehem defense was too good. The Steelworkers outplayed the home team and Fleming missed two easy chances to increase their lead. Numerous shots were rained in upon Kesson, but no further goals were scored.
Bethlehem -- Babcock & W.
Whelan -- goal -- Kesson
Fletcher -- right fullback -- Napier
Ferguson -- left fullback -- Lance
Murray -- right halfback -- Teale
Campbell -- center halfback -- Clarke
Kirkpatrick -- left halfback -- Smith
Murphy -- outside right -- Holden
Pepper -- inside right -- Eliot
Ratican -- center forward -- Muir
Easton -- inside left -- Aitken
Fleming -- outside left -- Miller
Referee: A. Caldicott. Linesmen: J. Loughlin and R. Morrison. Goals for Bethlehem: Fleming 2, Easton, Ratican. Forty-five minute halves.