The Globe -- South Bethlehem
Monday November 20, 1911
Soccer Football

Bethlehem, 3; Reading, 1.

The Bethlehem soccer football players made a visit to Reading on Saturday to fill their Pennsylvania League game date. A large crowd accompanied the team, including Mr. Bennet, President of the club, and Messrs. Abbot and Buss of the Bethlehem Steel Works. The team was somewhat changed from last week, Campbell taking the place of Carpenter at goal, he being unable to play; Garvey taking that of Lewis, who was suffering of injuries. Coalson took Kelley's at fullback, owing to the death of the latter's mother. Stewart took Horsfall's place as Captain. Stewart won the toss and Reading kicked off against the wind and sun. Bethlehem played the keenest game it has been engaged in since the opening of the 1911 football season. In view of last Saturday's tie game of 1-1 at Bethlehem, Reading fully expected to surprise the League leaders, but Bethlehem was out for revenge, not forgetting its last game at Reading, when they were defeated 8-0 two seasons ago.

The Bethlehem supporters were enthusiastic and well pleased with the result. The game was fast considering the heavy state of the ground, and Bethlehem, who was in capital form, continually attacked, abut Deakin and Bouder proved a stubborn pair of backs. Eventually Stewart opened the score for Bethlehem with a fine shot. Reading attacked after this, and through a misunderstanding between Campbell and Stewart, led to Miller equalizing and half time arrived with the score 1-1.

From the kick-off in the second half, Bethlehem did all the pressing, and Cassidy scored just as the whistle sounded for hands against Reading. Galbraith was trusted with the kick, and made no mistake, giving Bethlehem the lead. Soon afterwards Galbraith scored a second goal with a beautiful shot that completely beat Carter. The result thereafter was never in doubt, Bethlehem outplaying Reading at every point of the game. Their combination and short passing being a feature and the final whistle sounded with the score Bethlehem 3, Reading 1. This was one of the best games ever played on the Reading city ground. The line-up:

Reading -- Bethlehem
Carter -- G -- Campbell
Bowler -- RFB -- Bone
Deakin -- LFB -- Coulson
Hale -- RHB -- Pratt
Ackenroth -- CHB -- Stewart
Evans -- LHB -- Gribbon
Nye -- OR -- Galbraith
Doddy -- IR -- Garvey
Burns -- IL -- Williams
Miller -- IL -- Williams
Walton -- OL -- Leonard
Goals, Galbraith 2, Stewart, Miller. Time of halves, 35 minutes. Referee, Harry Trend, Linemen, Shackleton and Brown.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club