New York Ship soccer team outplayed and defeated Chester Ship representatives 7 to 0 in a Delaware River League game on Saturday. The Jersey cracks gave a pretty exhibition of teamwork, and expect at rare intervals, the visiting players never threatened to score. In the first 40 minutes of play New York team forwards landed the ball in the net four times.
The soccer eleven representing the Morse Dry Dock and Repair Company of Brooklyn, vanquished the team of the New York Football Club by 3 goals to 1 in the second round of the cup competition of the southern New York State Football Association at New York yesterday.
Looks as if Merchant Team A has secured a classy center forward in "Laddie" MacCabe, who hails from Buffalo, N. Y. This lad seemed to have the goods in the benefit match at Shibe Park and should greatly strengthen the front line in the National and American Cup matches.
Bethlehem could not be blamed in the least for protesting MacCabe, had he played against them for Merchants last Saturday. The rule distinctly states that a player to be eligible for the National Cup competition must be signed at least fourteen days prior to playing.
Manager Bowe appears to have hit upon the right combination in the forward line with Tommy Swords at center. Looks as if the New Yorkers will take some beating for the bunting with their present lineup in the Shipyard Soccer series.
That was the nearest shave last Saturday the Bethlehemites have had for some time in a National Cup match. At one part of the game it looked as if the honors this season were going to be distributed better than last year, when the up-staters won both the National and American cups.