In turning in the victory every Bethlehem player acquitted himself in creditable style with no outstanding players and each contributing his equal share in blanking the Jewish stars. Beveridge, young goalie who came here from Philadelphia, played his best game since joining the team and his great defensive play featured by good judgment and clean handling proved that he has mastered the confidence that might have been lacking in his first few games with the Steelmen.
The Bethlehem-Hakoah game was the nightcap to a twin bill, but the one which accounted for the great outpouring of fans and the one which provided the greatest thrills. In the appetizer the New York Giants defeated Newark 4 to 3.
One goal scored in each half, by Archie Stark in the first and Tommy Gillespie after the interval, brought the points to Bethlehem.
Hakoah went off with a great burst of speed and a great save by Beveridge from a pile-driving shot from Grunfeld featured the early play. Haeusler followed with a great drive which skimmed the cross-bar as the crowd poured out a deafening cheer.
The Bethlehemites survived strong pressure for fully ten minutes before the play was transferred to the other end where Gillespie missed by inches and Reid headed the ball past the post from a corner.
After twenty-five minutes Johnny Jaap broke away on the left and splitting the Hakoah defense wide open made it easy for Archie Stark to fasten on to his perfect pass and crash in the first goal.
Two wonderful stops by Beveridge from wicked shots from Haeusler and Eisenhoffer marked the start of the second half.
Gillespie put Bethlehem further in front ten minutes after resuming and a series of vicious attacks by the national champs was met successfully by the sterling defense of the Steelmen and were all turned back.
The Hakoah-Bethlehem lineup:
Hakoah (0) -- Bethlehem (2)
Fischer -- G -- Beveridge
Grosz -- RFB -- Gibson
Sternberg -- LFB -- Allan
Stone -- RHB -- Reid
Guttman -- CHB -- Carnihan
Mahrer -- LHB -- McGregor
Lazzio -- OR -- Gillespie
Haeusler -- IR -- Maxwell
Grunfeld -- CF -- Stark
Wortman -- IL -- Massie
Eisenhoffer -- OL -- Jaap
Substitutions: Drucker for Guttman and Rosenberg for Wortmann. Goals, Bethlehem: Stark and Gillespie. Referee, E. J. Donagy. Linesmen, K. Masterson and W. Campbell. Time of halves, 45 minutes.