The Bethlehem Steel soccer team, contributing one-half of the double bill on the Steel Field yesterday afternoon for the benefit of the Community Chest, defeated the Philadelphia F. C. in an American League game by the score of 2 goals to none.
Although the Steel Workers outplayed the visitors in every department of the game and were never seriously threatened, the game was loosely played with the Bethlehems scoring one goal in the opening half and the other in the second half.
The Steel Workers lined up with Dalzell, a former Buffalo player, making his initial debut with the Bethlehems. The newcomer came on for a trial and did duty on the forward line in place of Maxwell, who, with Walter Jackson, was allowed to rest up for the Fall River engagement at the latter place on Sunday afternoon.
After counting two goals and assured of victory, the Steel Workers contended themselves with toying with the visitors and only occasionally made a break for goal. In the opening half on less than half a dozen shots at practically an open goal went wide of the mark.
After fifteen minutes of play Grainger put his teammates in front by scoring from close range. Grainger carried the gall off the field with two Philadelphia fullbacks rushing in to head him off. The three collided, but in the collision the ball, in being cleared, struck the foot of Grainger and bounded into the net.
The final goal in the second half was about the prettiest finish witnessed in a long time, Alex Jackson, with his back toward the goal, received a pass, and without an instant's hesitation, whipped around and drove hard for the net, the ball sailed true to the mark from eighteen yards out, Chapman, the visitors' goalie, who made several good saves, had no chance. The lineup:
Bethlehem -- Philadelphia
Carson -- G -- Chapman
Young -- RFB -- R. Rodgers
J. Ferguson -- LFB -- Johnson
McFarlane -- RHB -- J. Rodgers
Carnihan -- CHB -- Clark
Robertson -- LHB -- McDonald
Turner -- OR -- E. Cullen
A. Jackson -- IR -- Purvis
Grainger -- CF -- Bishop
Dalzell -- IL -- J. Cullen
Goldie -- OL -- Andrews
Referee: Walters. Time of Halves, 30 minutes. Goals: Grainger, A. Jackson.