Bethlehem Globe
Wednesday, November 16, 1927
GOOD SPORTS MENUE HERE COMING WEEKEND
Lehigh-Lafayette Football Game on Taylor Field the Chief Dish
STEEL PLAYS BROOKLYN

Bethlehem will thrive with major sports attractions on Saturday afternoon for with football interest centered in Taylor Stadium, Lehigh University, where the Brown and White warriors meet Lafayette, Lehigh Field in the northern section of the city will command the attention of soccer fans with one of the most important games of the league campaign thus far this season to be played.

Bethlehem Steel and the Brooklyn Wanderers, the latter one of the two clubs to defeat Bethlehem this season, will battle it out for third place in the league standing. Both teams are tied for third honors and one or the other is certain to take an established hold on the position.

That the game will be spirited and hard fought affair goes without saying. After Bethlehem had decisively trimmed the Wanderers in an exhibition game the league champions received one of the most severe jolts of their career when Brooklyn not only shut out Bethlehem in a league game but rolled up one of the biggest scores ever against the champions.

This game will be the first opportunity since then for Bethlehem to avenge that setback, a victory for the Wanderers that kept Brooklyn trailing at the top of the league standing as one of the most formidable contenders. The Bethlehem players are still nursing that sting and are expected to cut loose with everything when they face the Wanderers on the home turf on Saturday afternoon.

While no announcement has yet been made to the effect, it is believed that the management was greatly impressed with the work of the rearranged forward line in the Fall River game last Saturday and will again lineup in that manner.

The change made to increase the goal scoring possibilities of the team apparently worked out with success for in scoring four goals against a team of the caliber of Fall River is quite an accomplishment. All with the exception of Tom Gillespie seemed thoroughly at home in their new positions. Gillespie, a former outside right, played center forward in most of his games in Bethlehem. However, profiting by the experience of the game last Saturday, he will probably find himself in the wing position in the Brooklyn game. The standing of the clubs to date follows:

 

P

W

L

D

Pts.

P.C.

New Bedford

16

10

1

5

25

.781

Boston

13

8

1

4

20

.769

Brooklyn

15

9

2

4

22

.733

Bethlehem

15

9

2

4

22

.733

J & P Coats

16

3

9

4

10

.313

Providence

15

5

5

5

15.

.500

Fall River

15

6

7

2

14

.467

N. Y. Giants

15

5

7

3

13

.433

N. Y. Nationals

17

4

12

1

9

.265

Newark

14

3

10

1

7

.250


1927-1928
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club