The first scrimmage drill for the Bethlehem Steel F. C. on the steel Field, on Wednesday afternoon, disclosed the acquisition of two new players to the squad, definitely completing the personnel of the players to be retained for the season, according to an announcement made by the management.
Both new men are direct from Europe, where they starred in first and second division soccer. Incidentally, both are in this country on a visit and have offered their services to the Bethlehem team during their stay. They made their first appearance in a uniform on the Steel Field on Wednesday afternoon and although their initial debut in American soccer made a favorable impression.
The newcomers are William Allan, a left fullback, and Ronald Cameron, a 20-year-old youth, who plays an outside right position. Allan joins the club as probably one of the most versatile players at present in the local ranks. While a left fullback, he is said to be equally as adept in playing left halfback or outside left on the forward line. Allan tips the team at about 150 pounds and last season played with Greenock Morton, a first division club.
Cameron joins the ranks with a promising future career. Although barely out of his teens he has rapidly graduated in the ranks of European football and last year played with Dunbarton, a second division club. His position is outside right at which he is exceptionally fast and just the type of player to show his best by the change in the off-side rule.
Cameron is virtually following in the steps of Alex Jackson, former Steel Worker, who quite young in the game has won his international cap. Jackson is a product of Dunbarton Academy, where he played outside right and when he left the school team to play with Dunbarton, the second division club in Scotland, Cameron assumed his position on the school team. He also took the position of Jackson on the Dunbarton team when the latter came to this country to play with the Steel Workers. By a strange coincidence Cameron is now with the Bethlehem club to try out for the position held down by Jackson during his year with the Steel Workers.