Nearing the Top
The campaigning of the Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club was nothing short of marvelous. Taking all into consideration, the Steelmen accomplished what few other clubs, if any, would probably be capable of doing. Displaying a brand of soccer truly characteristic of the championship team against the New York Giants, although the two goals scored do not accurately represent the supremacy of Bethlehem in that game, the players scarcely had time to pack t heir traps before they were being whirled away on a railroad train en route to Fall River for a Sunday engagement. It meant an all-night ride and then hustling to be on the field at Tiverton, Mass., for the opening whistle. What is even more marvelous is the fact that the Steelmen pitted practically the same players who waged the battle with the Giants against Fall River and rode triumphant through the 90 minutes of hostilities with a win by the score of 1 to 0. By virtue of that victory combined with other results in the league campaigning over the weekend the Steelmen jumped from third place to second place and are now trailing New Bedford, the league leader, by a scant margin. Fall River is a hard team to defeat on the home grounds and Bethlehem’s victories against this formidable opponent have been few in that sector. However, twice thus far this season the Marksmen were downed by Bethlehem, losing here in their first meeting by the score of 4 to 2.