Reading, 1; Bethlehem, 1.
On the East End field, Saturday afternoon, the local team battled with Reading for the Eastern Pennsylvania League championship and, as predicted, was one of the hardest fought games ever witnessed on these grounds.
Reading won the toss and Cassidy started the ball against the wind and sun. Reading was soon on the defense, and some time clearing by Deakin at fullback kept the home team from scoring. Griffith and Horsfall collided, the latter receiving a fractured. This unfortunate accident seriously handicapped the home team, as t hey continued with ten mine. The home team tried hard to score, but the interval arrived with no score.
On resuming the second half, play was fast, and fouls frequent, the ball traveling from end to end at a lively clip, the home team having most of the play. Eventually Lewis scored the first goal for Bethlehem. After this excitement ran high, and Reading was playing hard. Just before time was called, Evans got by Kelley and shot hard at goal. Carpenter touched the ball, but failed to hold it, and the score was 1-1. Pratt was easily the best player on the field.
Next week, the Bethlehem team will go to Reading to play the return game. The line-up: Carpenter, Bone, Kelley, Horsfall, Pratt, Stewart, Galbraith, Lewis, Cassidy, Leonard, Gribbon. Referee, D. Filer of Reading. Linesmen, Shackleton and Miler. Time of halves, 45 minutes. Goals, Lewis and Evans.