The Bethlehem Steel soccer team resumed activities this afternoon in an exhibition game in Philadelphia against the pick of the Allied American Football Association. One change was made in the lineup announced previously when in place of James McGhee, who was selected inside left, Lavery, of J & J Dobson was chosen. This change, however, should not in the least weaken the team owing to the fact that Lavery is one of the most aggressive forwards in amateur ranks, and also has the advantage of playing against Bethlehem on two occasions this season, therefore he should not lack experience. McGhee, it is claimed, has a bad leg.
The picked team is one of the strongest gotten together in Philadelphia for many years. Selecting Pearce, McLaughlin and Wilson as the last line of defense the Selection Committee made a wise move particularly when it is recalled that this trip sported the colors of the old Victor team and played together several years. The halfback line composed of Fullerton, Brooks and Dickson should also give a good account of itself while the front line taking speed and experience into consideration is a splendid combination.
Provided the Philadelphia team gets going properly right at the start with combination play they should give Bethlehem one of its hardest games of the season. The Steel Workers, however, are playing better soccer at present than since the opening of the season. In their recent games Bethlehem has shown the same well-known form that won for them the title of champions of America for several years.
Picked Team – Bethlehem
H. Pearce (Hibernians) – G – Kerr
McLaughlin (Marshall E. Smith) – RFB – Wilson
S. Wilson (J & J Dobson) – LFB – Ferguson
Fullerton (Wolfenden Shore) – RHB – Bethune
Brooks (J & J Dobson) – CHB – Campbell
Dickson (Hibernians) – LHB – Murray
Andrews (Marshall E. Smith) – OR – J. Wilson
Rudolph (Wolfenden Shore) – IR – Morrison
B. McGhee (Wolfenden Shore) – CF – Brittan
Lavery (J & J Dobson) – IL – Forrest
Brigham (Hibernians) – OL – Fleming
Referee – George Young. Linesmen, Walter E. Hinds and John Walders.