Bethlehem Globe
Friday, June 6, 1924
STEEL AND N. Y. SOCCER TEAMS TO FIGHT FOR SECOND PLACE

When the Bethlehem Steel soccer team opposes the New York F. C., in the Steel Workers' closing game of the season at New York Oval on Sunday afternoon, the outcome will determine second place position in the league standing.

The Gotham dribblers are running second in the standing with a one point margin and for Bethlehem to assume the same advantage the Steel Workers must win their closing contest. A draw would avail the locals nothing for with one point credited to each team the New Yorkers would still retain their one point lead.

Fall River has the title clinched but interest and rivalry is nevertheless rife in the fight for second place position. The Steel Workers are anxious to finish runner-up and with this in mind and inspired by t heir victory over Fall River at Fall River last Sunday afternoon are determined to count victory in their closing contest. The Steel Workers have been more successful against New York on the latter's grounds this season than any other league club. In four games played in New York, the Bethlehem annexed victory in three.

Archie Stark, a forward on the Gotham eleven, is leading the list of individual scorers with 24 goals. With the season practically at an end it is practically certain that the flashy New York front liner will retain this honor for his nearest rival is Tommy Fleming, of J & P Coats with a record of 17 goals. Following is the standing of the clubs and the individual scoring:
       

Goals

 

Team

W

D

L

For

Against

Pts

Fall River

19

6

2

59

19

44

Bethlehem

17

4

6

59

32

38

New York

15

7

4

66

35

37

Coats

10

5

9

54

53

25

Brooklyn

9

5

13

47

57

23

Giants

5

5

18

25

59

18

Philadelphia

5

2

18

30

63

13

Newark

3

1

19

21

53

7

A. Stark

New York

24

T. Fleming

Coats

18

A. Jackson

Bethlehem

15

Brittan

Fall River

15

Adam

Coats

14

McNiven

New York

13

Hogg

Brooklyn

13

McGhee

New York

12

W. Jackson

Bethlehem

11

McPherson

Fall River

10

Campbell

Fall River

9

Goldie

Bethlehem

9

Curtis

Brooklyn

9

Reid

Fall River

8

Granger

Bethlehem

8

McLeavey

Coats

7

Cosgrove

Brooklyn

7

Turner

Bethlehem

6

Sweeney

Giants

5

Brown

Newark

5


1923-1924
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club