Bethlehem Globe
November 28, 1927
FALL RIVER SCUTTLED BY STEELMEN, 1 TO 0
First Victory in Enemy Territory For Ever So Long Booters.
BOTH PLAYED 2 IN A ROW

Not since the days when Alex and Walter Jackson starred with the Bethlehem Steel soccer club were the Steelmen able to take the measure of Fall River in a league game on the latter’s grounds until Sunday afternoon, when the same club which completely outplayed the New York Giants here on Saturday afternoon took the measure of the Marksmen on the latter’s home field at Tiverton, Mass., 1 to 0. Bethlehem’s last league victory over Fall River on the latter’s grounds was accounted for about three years ago.

The Steelmen were far superior in the first half, doing most of the attacking and after the interval not only protected their one goal lead, but gave as good as they received. While Bethlehem had the advantage of the wind in the first half and also a perceptible down grace of the playing pitch, the Marksmen had this advantage after the restart but could not profit by it. More than once Harper’s kicks from the goal mouth, aided by the wind, traveled to the eighteen yard mark but Bethlehem’s defense was equal to the occasion and lost little time in clearing and placing the ball out of danger.

Bethlehem’s lone marker was notched in the first half. Thirty minutes after the start, Bethlehem was raiding the Fall River goal when suddenly from scrimmage Jaap shot a neat pass to Stark and the latter made no mistake with his shot. Later in the game Stark had a wonderful opportunity when Harper was out of goal but before he could head the ball he was bother by one of the Fall River backs.

Not only did the game bring victory to the Bethlehem team but it also produced a real goalie in Cecil Brown, the recent acquisition from Canada. While Brown’s work between the uprights did not border on the spectacular, nevertheless his good judgment in clearing and his cool and deliberate playing in handling shots indicates that even when Edwards is recovered from his injury it will be a toss up between the two for the job. While the entire Bethlehem team contributed to the victory and duplicated their work on the day previous when they defeated the Giants, nevertheless, Johnny Jaap, Bill Carnihan and McMeekin were the outstanding stars for the Steelmen. The line:

Bethlehem – Fall River
Brown – G – Harper
McDonald – RFB – Tate
McKeekin – LFB – McGill
Reid – RHB – McPherson
Carnihan – CHB – Wilson
MacGregor – LHB – Doyle
Gillespie – OR – Harvie
Granger – IR – White
Stark – CF – Brittan
Jaap – IL – MacAuley
Goldie – OL -- McEachran
Goal: Stark. Substitutes: Rollo for Granger, Graham for Brittan. Referee: David Evans, Detroit, Mich. Linesmen: William Norse, New Bedford, Richard Ross, New Bedford. Time of halves, 45 minutes.


1927-1928
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club