The Globe -- Bethlehem
Monday, October 5, 1925
Over Weekend Providence and Brooklyn are Defeated in League Contests

Bethlehem Steel F. C. returned from its weekend trip with the bacon of a two-game victory safely packed away. Incidentally the four points garnered in these clashes deadlocked the Steel Workers with Fall River for first place in the American Soccer League standing. On Saturday afternoon Bethlehem defeated J & P Coats at Providence by the score of 3 to 2. On Sunday afternoon the Brooklyn Wanderers were shut out on Hawthorne Field by the score of 2 to 0. In both games the Bethlehem F. C. outclassed their foemen.

Sloppy Conditions at Coats
Played on a field that was wet and slippery due tot he heavy recent rains, Bethlehem annexed the two points at Providence on Saturday afternoon with a 3 to 2 victory. Coats won the toss and Stark set the game in motion, and the Steel Workers were quick tin carrying their attack to the Coats goal. Sinclair in clearing, gave away a corner on which Goldie placed well for Stark to head the ball for the first goal. This success came within the first five minutes of play.

Harvey broke away on the right, but Ferguson cleared well. It was Bethlehem then that attacked and a well-placed corner by Goldie was headed past Stark. Coats was frustrated in equalizing on a foul kick taken by Drummond when Carson made a beautiful save.

Johnny Granger, who probably played one of his best games for Bethlehem since joining the club, was very much in evidence. Granger had little trouble in tricking the opposing backs and contributed to the second goal when, with clever footwork, he passed to Forrest, who worked Allen for a corner. The corner was well taken by Forrest and Granger scored, this goal notched after 23 minutes of play.

MacGregor and Stark broke into the picture for the third goal. The veteran halfback by clever work carried the ball from midfield to the vicinity of the goal, where he passed to Stark. The Bethlehem center forward made no mistake by scoring one of the pretties goals ever, Parks having no chance whatever with his shot. Time ended shortly after with Bethlehem leading 3 goals to nothing.

With a hard game anticipated for Sunday and in no danger of Coats overcoming t he three-goal lead, the Bethlehem machine eased up in the second period. So much in fact that Coats did score two goals. The first counter came within a minute of play. On a corner well placed by Harvey, Collier placed the ball into the net. It was argued that in doing so the Coats player had handled, but the referee stood by his original decision. Ten minutes later Langley scored. From then on Coats worked desperately for the equalizer and Bethlehem was forced to again extend itself. However, the great defensive work of Allan, combined with that of Carnihan, MacGregor and McDonald as halfbacks, held the Bethlehem lead safe. The lineup:

Bethlehem -- J & P Coats
Carson -- G -- Park
D. Ferguson -- RFB -- Sinclair
Allan -- LFB -- Allen
McDonald -- RHB -- Drummond
Carnihan -- CHB -- Perry
MacGregor -- LHB -- McAvoy
Forrest -- OR -- Harvey
Granger -- IR -- McAdam
Stark -- CF -- Langley
Rollo -- IF -- Collier
Goldie -- OF -- McCrane
Goals: Stark 2, Granger, Langley, Collier. Referee, Bloom, Pittsburgh. Linesmen, Moran, Fall River, Quinn, Pawtucket. Time, 45-minute halves.

Blank Brooklyn Wanderers

In the Sunday game Brooklyn gave a good account of itself in the opening half with Smith in goal performing at his best and at half time the teams were deadlocked in a scoreless tie. Both teams shared in the breakaways and while Bethlehem usually advanced to within shooting distance the Brooklyn forwards were checked before they reached the Bethlehem backs. However, the pressure of the home team was strong at times and the Steel Workers were forced to concede four corners to two.

After the restart it was a quite different Bethlehem team, the Steel Workers giving one of their best displays. The Wanderers had apparently shot their bolt in the first forty-five minutes and instead of giving as good as they had taken were fighting desperately to hold down the Bethlehem score.

After fifteen minutes of steady pressure Stark passed to Goldie about twelve yards out but at a very difficult angle. However, the shot of the Bethlehem outside left was well placed and beat Smith, who had previously made a number of good saves. Three minutes later Bethlehem increased the lead and again it was Goldie who located the net. Goldie shot his second goal from close to touchline off Rollo's pass. It was only a short time later that Goldie came near making it number three, Smith saving on his well-placed shot. The lineup:

Bethlehem -- Brooklyn
Carson -- G -- Smith
Ferguson -- RFB -- Robertson
Allan -- LFB -- McMillan
McDonald -- RHB -- Gilchrist
Carnihan -- CHB -- Shortt
MacGregor -- LHB -- Herd
Jaap -- OR -- Hogg
Granger -- IR -- Curtis
Stark -- CF -- Nelson
Rollo -- IF -- Honie
Goldie -- OF -- Yule
Goals, Goldie 2, Bethlehem. Referee, G. Lambie, Newton, Mass. Linesmen, J. Cunningham and S. Day. Time of halves, 45 minutes.

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