The Globe -- Bethlehem
Monday, October 27, 1924
New Bedford Eleven Shuts Out Local With 1 to 0 Score Saturday

Bethlehem Steel F. C. sustained an unexpected setback at the hands of New Bedford on Saturday afternoon, losing by the score of one goal to nothing at New Bedford.

Although many opportunities were presented the Bethlehem team to annex goals, the finishing of the forwards was decidedly poor. Easily seventy minutes of the ninety was in Bethlehem's favor but in spite of the overwhelming pressure, they failed to steady themselves at the crucial moment. The defeat was the most severe blast possible to the championship aspirations of the Steel Workers.

The goal that defeated Bethlehem was a penalty awarded against Young for bringing down MacIntyre, the New Bedford center forward in the penalty area. Bethlehem players strongly protested the award of the penalty but Referee Heart refused to change his decision. Adair, kicking the penalty, crashed it into the net for the lone counter in the game.

The penalty kick came eighteen minutes from time up, but even after the penalty had been converted, Bethlehem had many opportunities to score. But they were lost by over-elaborate work and maneuvering on the part of the inside forwards. The main weakness in the line was lack of combination.

The lineup:

Bethlehem -- New Bedford
Highfield -- G -- Taylor
Young -- RFB -- Izatt
Ferguson -- LFB -- Coats
McDonald -- RHB -- Stewart
MacGregor -- CHB -- Sinclair
Robertson -- LHB -- McInroy
Forrest -- OR -- Adair
Grainger -- IR -- McGuire
Stark -- CF -- MacIntyre
Rollo -- IL -- Jackson
Goldie -- OL -- McKay
Goal: MacIntyre, penalty. Referee, Heart, Quincy, Mass. Linesmen, Smith and Evans. Time of halves, 45 minutes.

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