The Bethlehem F. C. opened its home season in the American League on the Bethlehem Steel Field this afternoon when they stacked up against the […] New York F. C. There was a good crowd in attendance as this was the only major sporting event in Bethlehem today.
Ten minutes before the end of the first half Grainger was hurt, but remained in the game. Duncan, who scored the first goal for New York, then made another wonderful shot, but Carson's save was equally wonderful. The first half ended with a score of one all.
When Bethlehem came back for the second half they took a position defending the west goal, with the sun at their back. This gave them an advantage which they did not have in the first half. The locals started the period with a rush and kept the ball well in New York territory. Efforts on the part of the visitors to reverse the play were fruitless.
Goldie put Bethlehem in the lead […] minutes after the re-start when […] a hot scrimmage in front of the New York goal, he kicked the ball into the net after it had rebounded from […] already made by the goalkeeper […] this point it seemed that Bethlehem was well on the way to victory.
When the half was 23 minutes old, Bethlehem again scored. Goldie managed to draw the enemy goalkeeper from position and Maxwell took advantage of the opening and easily sent the ball into the net. The score was 3 to 1.
New York again assumed a dangerous pace in the waning minutes of the second half when A. Stark beat the defense and drove the ball into the net with a brilliant shot which gave Carson no chance to save. The score was now 3 to 2.
Scores came thick and fast toward the close of the game. Jackson tallied for Bethlehem, making the score 4 to 2, for Bethlehem, but McGhee tallied immediately afterward for New York, making the score 4 to 3.
A. Jackson made a goal. The game ended soon thereafter. Score 4-3. Loser Bethlehem Steel.
Bethlehem – New York F. C.
Carson – G – Geudert
D. Ferguson – RFB – Kelly
Cassidy – LFB – Ferrier
Rattray – RHB – T. Stark
Carnihan – CHB – Terris
Terris – LHB – Herd
A. Jackson – OR – Duggan
Grainger – IR – A. Stark
W. Jackson – CF – Crilley
Maxwell – IL – McGuire
Goldie – OL – McGhee
Referee – H. O. Williams.