Bethlehem Globe-Times
Thursday, October 6, 1927
McConnell, Gillespie and Stark Knew How to Boot ‘Em Between Uprights.

With a rearrangement of the forward line probable for the game on Saturday, Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club can boast one of the […] ions in the league and one that promises plenty of scoring power in trying to wrest the soccer laurels from Boston.

While it is not definitely decided, it is pretty certain that Tom Gillespie will make his debut in an American Soccer League clash this weekend as a forward. However, Gillespie, a dashing center forward last season and the club’s highest scorer, will not be in that position for it is more than certain that McConnell, who is topping the list of local players in the scoring thus far this season will be favored for center forward.

However, with Gillespie and Stark, both sharpshooters, at the inside berths, this combination comprises a formidable trio. One thing is certain and that is that the Boston defense can ill afford to center its attention on any one player.

The remainder of the Bethlehem lineup for the game is also uncertain at this time and will probably remain so up until game time. It is understood that Allan, Barrie and Carnihan, all three of whom were slightly under the weather because of injuries, are again in good condition and ready to take their positions in the game against Boston.

Bethlehem has one forward who is listed with the seven highest scorers in the league. He is McConnell, the center forward, who with six goals scored is averaging a little less than a goal for each of the seven games. A> Keenan, of Philadelphia, and Andy Stevens, New Bedford, the latter high goal scorer last year, are topping the list, each with seven goals. W. Agnew, Providence; R. Blair, of Boston; and J. McConnell, of Bethlehem, are tied with six goals each. The other high scorers are H. Brittan, Fall River, and J. Nelson, Brooklyn, each with 5.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club