The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
November 28, 1924
STEEL EASILY DEFEATS NEWARK
Contest Won 5 to 1 At New Jersey Town Hardly More Than Scrimmage.
FIRST HALF SCORE 3 TO 0

The Bethlehem Steel soccer team won, hands down, from the Newark F. C., in an American League game, played on the later place on Thursday afternoon. Winning by the score of 5 goals to 1, the game was hardly more than the usual weekly scrimmage and gave the Steel Workers an excellent workout for the big battle with Boston here tomorrow afternoon.

The Newark F. C., recently went under new management, and the showing of the Jerseyites was disappointing to the Steel Workers. For the first thirty minutes of play Newark gave a good account of itself, but then apparently was unable to stand the pace, for after Bethlehem scored its initial tally the opposition went to pieces. Stark scored the first goal and in the fifteen minutes that remained to be played in this half two more counters were registered. Stark getting another and Turner notching the third. The half ended with Bethlehem leading by the score of 3 to 0.

In the second half Robertson and Stark each scored another while Smith tallied the lone goal for Newark late in the game, and during a scrimmage in front of the Bethlehem net. Due to the injury of Goldie and the temporary suspension of Maxwell, the Steel Workers opposed Newark with a line-up slightly revised. Robertson, a halfback, was shifted to outside left, where after he became familiar with the position impressed so favorably that he no doubt will be a fixture there until Goldie remained. Rollo played at Maxwell's position at inside left.

The backs were also somewhat shuffled around. "Whitey" McDonald, a halfback, playing in "Jock" Young's position, and proved equally as adept as a fullback as a halfback. On the halfback line Evans had an opportunity of playing in one of his first games since joining Bethlehem and also sized up favorably.

After the first thirty minutes of the game Bethlehem completely monopolized the play, and the best efforts of the Jersey team proved of no avail. Rolling up a total of five goals, three of which were scored by Stark, the Steel Workers contented themselves in passing the ball around more than in trying to locate the Newark net. The line-up:

Bethlehem Steel -- Newark
Carson -- G -- Bowman
McDonald -- RFB -- T. Hewiston
Ferguson -- LFB -- W. Hewiston
McFarlane -- RHB -- Cooper
McGregor -- CHB -- Kelly
Evans -- LHB -- Nicol
Turner -- OR -- McBey
Granger -- IR -- Daherty
Stark -- CF -- Smith
Rollo -- IL Gibb
Robertson -- OL -- Hamilton
Referee: C. Ward; linesmen, J. Smith and J. Forrest. Goals: Bethlehem -- Archie Stark 3, Turner, Robertson: Newark -- Smith. Time of halves: 45 minutes.


1924-1925
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club