The Globe -- Bethlehem
Friday, September 18, 1925
Boston Soccer Team Will Be No Easy Mark for Steel Dribblers

Bethlehem Steel tackles a tartar in probably the most attractive of the four games to be played in the American Soccer League on Saturday afternoon. Boston F. C. with its brilliant array of first division stars most recent of which is Blair, a new center forward, will be one of the principals on the home field of the Bethlehem clan in Saturday's American Soccer League offering.

The stage is all set for this important classic with the Steel booters anxiously awaiting the visit of the rival Hubmen and anxious for the appointed time when Referee Bloom will set the game in motion. With the visitors will be the Ballantynes, Hamil, "Whitey" Fleming, McNah, and a host of other celebrities, all of whom are seasoned players and have made a name for themselves as soccer exponents.

Any doubt existing relative to the selection of the Bethlehem team for Saturday's important classic is dispensed with the announcement of the management that the eleven men have been selected. The lineup was practically decided upon early in the week with the exception of two positions and these were finally agreed upon at the conclusion of the long Thursday afternoon practice.

The backs, where doubt existed, will be Davy Ferguson playing his first home game, and Allan, the newcomer who made a very favorable impression in the two league games played by the Steel Workers. Johnny Rollo is given preference for this game over Arthur Robertson and with Goldie will comprise the Steel Workers' left wing.

"Jim" Purvis, who has not yet made his bow to a local audience will replace Johnny Granger at inside right and with Allan will be the only two new players to be assigned positions. Otherwise the lineup will be intact with veterans of last season's team.

The probable lineup will be as follows:

Bethlehem Steel -- Boston F. C.
Carson -- G -- Steele
D. Ferguson -- R. F. B. -- McMilan
Allan -- LFB -- MacArthur
McDonald -- RHB -- McIntyre
Carnihan -- CHB -- R. Ballantyne
MacGregor -- LHB -- Hamil
Forrest -- OR -- McNab
Purvis -- IR -- J. Ballantyne
Stark -- CF -- Blair
Rollo -- IL -- Westwater
Goldie -- OL -- Fleming
The kickoff will be at three o'clock with Referee Bloom, of Pittsburgh, in charge. The latter is one of the most prominent officials in the Pittsburgh district and had charge of the exhibition game between Bethlehem and Brooklyn. On the strength of this game he was appointed to handle the important encounter to be witnessed on the Steel Field.

Other league games scheduled over the weekend follow:

At Bethlehem -- Bethlehem Steel vs. Boston. Referee, M. Bloom.

At New Bedford, Mass. -- New Bedford vs. N. Y. Giants, Referee, G. Lambie, Newton, Mass.

At Pawtucket -- J & P Coats vs. Providence. Referee, J. Coutts, Linden, N. J.

At Andover, Mass. -- Shawsheen vs. Fall River. Referee, R. Rose, New Bedford, Mass.


At New York -- Indiana Flooring vs. [SECTION MISSING]

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club