Bethlehem Globe-Times
Monday, September 26, 1927
New Bedford Holds Last Year’s Champions to 1-1 Draw – Beat Providence.

Playing two of the most formidable clubs in the New England district over the weekend, the Bethlehem Steel soccer club returned home with three of a possible four points as a result of playing New Bedford to a one goal draw on Saturday and on Sunday emerging victorious over Providence by the score of 4 to 3.

Draw With New Bedford

In the Saturday game Bethlehem and Providence engaged in a torrid battle, ending with the score deadlocked at one goal each. Due to injuries on the Bethlehem squad, the management was forced to play Whitey McDonald at a fullback position. Bill Carnihan played his first league game of the season and was at his old position at center halfback.

New Bedford was first to score, notching their goal in the first half on a pretty shot from Stevens. The half ended with the home club leading 1 to 0. With twenty-five minutes more to play O’Neill, who substituted for Robertson, equalized the count.

New Bedford – Bethlehem
Steel – G – Geudert
McMillan – RFB – McDonald
Hunter – LFB – McMeekin
Maxwell – RHB – Reid
Montgomery – CHB – Carnihan
Lorimer – LHB – MacGregor
Chedzoy – OR – Jaap
Ballantyne – IR – Rollo
Stevens – CF – Stark
McLeavy – IL – Robertson
Best – OL – Goldie
Goals – Stevens, O’Neill. Substitutions – Stewart for Lorimer, O’Neill for Robertson. Time of halves, 45 minutes.

Down Providence

Before a crowd of more than five thousand fans Bethlehem Steel nosed out Providence in the Sunday tilt by the score of 4 to 3. Although Bethlehem was leading throughout the greater part of the game, the hard fight had the fans on edge at all times. The end of the first half found the Steelmen leading by the count of 3 to 2.

In the second half Providence was able only to register one goal and this was a gift as McDonald accidentally booted the ball into the net in clearing. Bethlehem’s first goals came in three minutes, Rollo tallying on a corner kick. A penalty kick gave Providence its first goal. Stark and McConnell scored Bethlehem’s other two goals in this half. McConnell scored for Bethlehem in the second half when Aimer gave him the ball in clearing.

Bethlehem – Providence
Geudert – G – Stevenson
McDonald – RFB – McAuley
McMeekin – LFB – Aimer
Reid – CHB – W. Finlayson
McGregor – LHB – Back
Jaap – OR – Beattle
Rollo – IR – Hutchinson
Stark – CF – Agnew
McConnell – IL – Florrie
Goldie – OL – Hogg
Substitutions: O’Neill for Rollo, Finlayson for Beattle, Campbell for Hutchinson. Goals – McConnell 2, Stark, Rollo, Agnew (penalty), McDonald (accidental), Florie. Referee – Rose, New Bedford. Linesmen – Quinn, Pawtucket; Jackson, Providence. Time 45 minute halves.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club