The Globe – South Bethlehem
Wednesday, September 25, 1916 – page 8
Soccer Champion Gets Off to Good Start and Down Visitors. Ratican Stars.
Showing splendid form and good combination work, Bethlehem Steel, Saturday opened the local season by defeating West Hudson, Harrison, N. J., 7-0. The first half was played on a dry field, the second period on a slippery field and during a heavy shower. West Hudson did the best working during the first half, holding the local champions to two goals, both by Ratican, but were totally eclipsed during the second period.

Only twice during the game did West Hudson have a chance to score. Bethlehem, for three-fourths of the playing , was the aggressor and several times forced corners. Kirkpatrick, formerly of Disston, and Ratican, of St. Louis, Mo., were new faces in the champion’s lineup. Ratican put up a rattling good game, not only scoring three goals, but by lots of clever passing enabled Fleming to score twice.

Line-up: --
Bethlehem Steel – West Hudson
Duncan – Goal – Explin
Fletcher – R. F. B. -- Barr
Ferguson – L. F. B. -- Lennox
Kirkpatrick – R. H. B. -- Smyth
Campbell – C. H. B. – Ellicot
Morrison (Capt.) – L. H. B. -- Wenst
McKelvey – O. R. -- Brierly
Pepper – I. R. -- Seegal
Ratican – C. F. -- Allen
Butler – I. L. -- Miller
Fleming – O. L. -- Brown
Goals – Ratican 3, Fleming 3 (one a penalty), Butler. Referee, James Walters, Philadelphia. Linesmen, Mills, Harrison, Forrest, Bethlehems. Two forty-five minute halves.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club