The Steel Workers advanced to this round with a victory over Philadelphia F. C. last Saturday, by the score of 1 goal to none. While Newark has failed to impress as a club that might turn the tables, the Steelmen will nevertheless take no chances, and this became thoroughly convincing when the management announced that the lineup with one exception, will be identically the same which won the National Challenge Cup honors.
The exception is "Whitey" McDonald, halfback, who is still nursing an injury. McDonald sustained a dislocation of the right elbow in the game against the Ben Millers and was among the missing when the champions line up against the Phillies last Saturday.
If Bethlehem is successful in its conquest against the Newark F. C. the team will advance to the semifinal bracket in the Metropolitan district and will then meet the winner of the New York Giant-Indiana Flooring game, the teams that will settle their dispute in New York on Saturday afternoon.
For the position vacated by McDonald, the management will use Frank Harris, a halfback, who in the few games played with Bethlehem made a very favorable impression. Also available would be Tom Raeside should Harris be indisposed. McDonald is expected to be ready for service in the semifinal and final rounds of the cup if the team advances to that stage.
"Bob" MacGregor, another veteran halfback missing in the game against the Phils, will be back in his regular position for the Newark game. MacGregor too was injured in the National final against the Ben Millers, suffering a badly wrenched hip.
The team will leave on Sunday morning, and with no local soccer, many of the Bethlehem fans will accompany. The lineup will have Carson in goal; Berryman and Allan, fullbacks; Harris, Carnihan and MacGregor, halfbacks; Archie Stark, center forward; Rollo and Goldie, left forwards, and Granger and Jaap, right forwards.