The Globe-Times – Bethlehem
Monday, April 7, 1930
Weird First Half and Missed Penalty Prove Costly to Bethlehem Eleven

The Brooklyn Agarites took sweet revenge for their recent two to nil cup tie defeat over Bethlehem Steel, when Saturday afternoon at Lehigh field they copped an Atlantic League engagement from the locals by a score of three to two. Bethlehem again fielded a makeshift team playing without Stark, Gillespie and Carnihan, as the revenge wasn’t all sugar. Brooklyn played Yule at outside left in place of the expensive and insurgent Eisenhoffer, who is also nursing injuries.

Playing against the wind in the first half, Bethlehem players were away off their game. Defensive mistakes cost two goals during this period and it might easily have been a couple more but for some grand work on the part of Fraser, the goalie. In the second half with the wind the Steelmen did better and scored twice to Brooklyn once. Bethlehem had its real chance to equal the score when Dick was tripped inside the penalty area. Jaap took the spot kick but Scullion saved beautifully. Referee Fred Pepper however had blown the whistle because a couple Brooklyn players left their mark before Jaap kicked the ball, and Jaap was allowed to try again. Brooklyn players protested and several times kicked the ball out of the field. Finally they quieted down and Jaap again took the kick and again Scullion brought off a good save at the expense of a corner that amounted to nothing. Finlayson at half and Tollan and Rollo were given the places of the injured players. At halftime Tollan was replaced by Robertson.

Right at the starting Brooklyn played superior soccer and had the Bethlehem backs and halves working overtime. Fraser saved from Weist and Nehadoma while at the other end Jaap and Dick took the ball down and Scullion saved from Massie. Robertson, the Brooklyn outside right got away and sent the ball to Yule who dropped it into the Brooklyn goal territory. Both Bethlehem backs missed a chance to clear and the ball came to Weisz who flashed it past Fraser into the net. Brooklyn’s second goal came from Yule who close in ran past Gibson and gave Fraser no chance to save.

Bethlehem started the second period as if they meant business and inside of five minutes had opened the scoring account when Massie went down the center of the field and inside the eighteen yard line tipped the ball to Jaap who easily shot into the net without giving Scullion a chance to save. The locals continued to press and Dick and Massie both missed headers by inches. When it looked as if Bethlehem must equal the score Brooklyn’s front line broke away on the right. The ball came down to Weisz, who scored an easy goal. Bethlehem got their second tally ten minutes later when Dick was fouled about twenty-five yards out. Reid took the kick and sent the ball across the Brooklyn goal where Massie headed into the net. The Brooklyn goal had many narrow escapes. Once Rollo hit the uprights and Dick headed against the crossbar. Dick looked like scoring when he beat Crosz inside the penalty line and was bout to shoot when Crosz tripped him from behind. Referee Pepper pointed to the penalty spot. As previously stated Jaap took the kick twice and each time Scullion saved. Bethlehem was now playing the better game, and Brooklyn only occasionally broke away. Robertson missed a chance close in and Jaap and Dick sent in hard shots which Brooklyn goalie saved. In the last ten minutes Brooklyn defense was hard put to keep the Bethlehem forwards out and they continue kicked the ball out of play. Once Crosz booted the ball into the tennis courts to waste time. The Brooklyn defense however stood firm and the final whistle sounded with Bethlehem on the losing end by the odd goal in five.

Brooklyn – Bethlehem
Scullion – G – Fraser
Moore – RHB – Gibson
Crosz – LHB – McGregor
Brown – RHB – Finlayson
Maguire – CHB – Reid
Schmatz – LHB – Pitt
Robertson – OR – Dick
Weisz – IR – Jaap
Nehadoma – CF – Massie
Devlin – IL – Tollan
Yule – OL – Rollo
Referee: F. Pepper. Goals: Weisz 2, Yule, Jaap, Massie. Substitutions: Robertson for Tollan. Time of halves, 45 minutes.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club