Due to a rearrangement in the schedule the opponent of the Bethlehem soccer team here on Saturday afternoon will be the Newark team instead of the New York Hakoah. However, the crack Jewish organization is booked to be the attraction in Bethlehem the following Saturday.
A meeting of the Eastern Soccer League was held Tuesday night, at which time the rearrangement in the schedule was approved. Hakoah, determined to avenge the defeat suffered at the hands of the local team, their only league defeat, was favored in the new list of games, being, at present and due to the hard game against Bethlehem, sorely crippled. Hakoah wants to meet Bethlehem again when at full strength.
This will be the second league visit of the Jerseymen to Bethlehem this season and since the first invasion Tom Adams is said to have done wonders with his club. The team that appeared here early in the season will in very few respects resemble the team to be the opponent on Saturday, for since that time a wealth of new talent has been signed. It is probable that Arthur Robertson, under Bethlehem contract but loaned to the Jersey team, will battle against his teammates.
In the arrangement of this week's games, Bethlehem is listed for only one contest, and that the Saturday clash with Newark. The team will be idle on Sunday and with the limited personnel at the present time the day's respite should prove profitable to the club.