A Player of Exceptional Merit
In line with our venture of introducing Bethlehem F. C. soccer players, we submit John Young, a right back of the local team, as our subject today. He is another sturdy son of the land of heather. Pushing rapidly though the juvenile grind he stepped into the junior class with Petershill Juniors. Playing great soccer he had the honor of captaining that team for four successive years. During this time he was chose to represent his country in the Junior Internationals on three different occasions. His ambitions led him to sign for Greenock Morton in the Scottish League and alter for the Barrow-in-Furness in the English League. He left this club to cross the pond and signed up with Bethlehem, this being his second season here. With the local club he has played very consistent ball, the particular features of his playing being the robust manner in which he goes after his man, and his superb clearing, cool as the proverbial iceberg. He seldom dashes wildly at the ball but places it where it will do the most good. The name of Young does not appear regularly in the Bethlehem lineup. Not because his caliber of football lacks but rather because in this department the Bethlehems are reinforced with players of such near equal merit that it is difficult to make a final choice. However, this wealth of talent stand the club in good stead for in injury or illness, it is with confidence of capably handing a vacancy that a substitution can be made. Young would be ready quarry for any other club in this country.