Bethlehem Steel F. C. annexed two more points in the American Soccer League race at the expense of the Philadelphia F. C. with apparent ease on the home field on Saturday afternoon. The Steel Workers ran wild in rolling up a score of 7 to 0.
The visitors did not present a real threat in the entire game, being outplayed and outclassed from the opening to the final whistle. From the very start it was apparent that a Steel victory was certain and that the game resolved itself simply to how many goals the home club could tally.
The Steel Workers scored four goals in the first half and then relaxed somewhat in their efforts in the final forty-five minutes of play, but in spite of the let up notched three more tallies. The forward line had little trouble penetrating the Quaker's defense and the Quaker's forwards seldom strayed further into Bethlehem territory than the half back line. The shots that were made at goal in the first half were weak attempts.
Throughout the entire second half, Carson, the Bethlehem goalie, was of little use to his team. He handled exactly once and on a shot that lacked a sting. The Steel Workers got busy early in the game and after three minutes of play had their first goal the counter coming off the toe of Malcolm Goldie. Jaap followed and then Purvis made two in succession before the half ended.
Exhausted from their efforts in the first half the Quakers offered little opposition at the restart and were scarcely anything but a defensive club. The Steel Workers relented somewhat, although occasionally spurted with a drive toward goal and netted three more counters. The lineup:
Bethlehem -- Philadelphia
Carson -- G -- Kucklick
Berryman -- RFB -- Davis
J. Ferguson -- LFB -- Andrews
McDonald -- RHB -- Rundle
Carnihan -- CHB -- Morrison
MacGregor -- LHB -- Duffy
Forrest -- OR -- McVen
Purvis -- IR -- Mann
Stark -- CF --
Jaap -- IL -- Kemp
Goldie -- OL -- Fulton Goals: Goldie 2; Purvis 2; Stark 2; Jaap. Referee, M. Bloom, New York. Linesmen, Broobs and Ferguson.