The athletes were those who will sport the colors of the Bethlehem F. C. in the grand final of the National Challenge Cup competition and departed with the best wishes for success from the host of local fans, many of whom will be among the record breaking crowd predicted for the game.
It was definitely announce that Johnny Granger would make his return in the lineup for the final, after an absence occasioned by injure in the final for the Eastern championship. Granger is given preference over Jim Purvis by virtue of his vast experience. With Granger an inside right, both flanks of the front line will be well balanced.
The fullbacks will be the daring flashing duo, Allan and Berryman, two newcomers to the ranks of the Bethlehem club this season, but players who have strongly endeared themselves in the hearts of soccer fans. Cup games are to their liking and with their dash and speed, together with their daring tackling, the opposing forwards are certain to find stiff opposition.
The halfback line needs no introduction. Suffice it to say that the celebrated trio of "Bill" Carnihan, "Bob" MacGregor and "Whitey" McDonald, will be doing business at the old stand, and that carries with it a guarantee that neither of the positions could be improved on.
The forward line will comprise both science and speed. On the left wing will be the speedy Goldie, with his accurate and slashing crosses, while at the inside position Johnny Rollo with his tantalizing and clever manipulation of the ball promises to give the opposing backs plenty of action in distributing the play. At the inside position on the right the team is fortified by the inclusion of Granger, a veteran of many years experience whose daring aggressiveness, thorough knowledge of the game and excellent handing of the ball make him a dangerous player. Completing the right wing will be Johnny Jaap, who in speed is a close second to Goldie on the left.
With this outlay of talent and by the superior skill conceded to the well oiled Bethlehem machine, the Steel Workers hope to return Sunday night for the fifth time with National championship honors.