The Globe-Times – Bethlehem
Thursday, December 2, 1926
BROWN, OF N. Y. GIANTS, TOPS SOCCER SCORERS
Speedy Gotham Forward Has Rung Up 52 Counters For Big Lead
STARK TIED FOR FOURTH

Davy Brown, brilliant forward of the New York Giants, is making a runaway race for the individual high scoring honors in the American Soccer League. The dashing forward has to date compiled almost seven more goals than his nearest competition.

Archie Stark, high scoring league ace for the past two seasons, seems out of the running. Stark was handicapped by his absence in several of the games together with the fact that the scoring of the Bethlehem machine this year has been more equally distributed among the forwards.

Steelmen Divide Goals

With a well balanced forward line, Bethlehem no longer need rely on the individual efforts of its brilliant forward to notch all of the goals. Stark’s efforts are devoted to victory for the team and he is recognized as one of the most unselfish forwards in the league, never hesitating to feed one of his coworkers when probably he himself is in a good position to score.

Brown has amassed the grand total of 32 goals. The only other player giving the Giant forward a brush is A. Stevens, of New Bedford, with a total of 25 goals. All the remaining high scorers are under the twenties and in the first dozen Bethlehem lists two. Stark is tied with McLeavy of New Bedford, for fourth position. Dave Gillespie is further down the list with a total of 11 goals.

The twelve highest scorers follow:

D. Brown, Giants, 32; A> Stevens, New Bedford, 25; R. Blair, Boston, 18; A> Stark, Bethlehem, 16; J. Nelson, Brooklyn, 16; M. McLeavy, New Bedford, 16; E. McLaine, Providence, 14; W> Paterson, Fall River, 14; T> White, Newark, 13; S. Kennedy, Fall River, 11; T. Gillespie, Bethlehem, 11; J. White, Fall River, 11.


1926-1927
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club