The Globe -- Bethlehem
Monday, October 19, 1925
STEEL SOCCER TEAM VICTORS
Bethlehem Defeats Brooklyn in Fast Game on Steel Field Saturday
STARK LEADING SCORER
Displaying improved form over that against Providence last week, Bethlehem Steel completely outplayed Brooklyn in a 5 to 2 victory in an American League soccer match staged on the Steel Field Saturday afternoon.
Three of Bethlehem's tallies were registered by Archie Stark, the Steel team's brilliant forward, giving him an early start to again prove the leading league scorer, honors which he copped handily last season.
Bethlehem Scores Early
At the opening of hostilities the Steel Workers immediately assumed the offensive and lost little time in getting the ball down into Brooklyn's territory, where McDonald sent the pigskin smashing into the net for the first score, five minutes after the beginning of the game. The wings, Goldie and Jaap, the latter a former Pittsburgh player making his debut with Bethlehem at outside right, were in fine form and continued to feed the forwards with scoring opportunities. Archie Stark took advantage of two of these and with clever maneuvering place the ball cleanly into the net, completely beating Smith, the visitors' goalie, on both occasions. The second of his two tallies in the first period was made for an angle 20 yards out and was a sensational placement.
Following this score, both Brooklyn and Bethlehem tightened up and the ball see-sawed back and forth on the field. Brooklyn, however, coming dangerously near scoring on several occasions by Nelson and Hogg toward the close of the first half.
Brooklyn Scores in Second
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Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club