With four new men injected in the lineup and Archie Stark, premier center forward in the American Soccer League absent, Fall River on Sunday afternoon defeated the Bethlehem Steel F. C. in an exhibition game at Fall River by the score of two goals to none. Three quarters of the game was played by Bethlehem with only ten men, Granger being forced to retire early in the first half after severely straining a muscle in his groin.
McPherson scored on a penalty and Morley made the other goal.
The new men acquitted themselves in fine style and with no exception whatever gave promise of being valuable acquisitions to the Steel Workers' lineup. The new men were McCormick, in goal; Reid and Herd, backs, and Huyland, inside right. In the absence of Archie Stark, Johnny Granger played center forward.
In spite of this rearranged lineup the Steel Workers gave the league champions all the game they were looking forward to and only the sensational work of Kerr, in goal, prevented Bethlehem from scoring. Eight minutes after the start, McPherson scored on a penalty kick, allowed when the ball taking a back bounce struck Carnihan on the arm. The other goal came in the second half on a cross from Campbell which struck the cross bar and on the rebound Morley headed into the net. The game was witnessed by four thousand spectators.