The Globe -- Bethlehem
December 11, 1924
Steel Soccer Eleven Will Be Pushed to Utmost to Garner Victory Saturday

That the Bethlehem Steel F. C. is not meeting a setup when the club opposes the strong J & P Coats eleven on the Steel Field on Saturday afternoon is readily apparent by the results of the games played between these two clubs last season, and the one meeting between the two thus far this season.

The record of the two teams discloses that Coats has given as good as the team received and has shared equally with Bethlehem in the laurels of victory. The Steel Workers most decisive victory over the Coats' clan was that scored in the first meeting here in the 1923 season when the Steel Workers walloped the thread makers by the score of 6 to 0.

In the second meeting that season between the two teams the game played at Pawtucket the Steel Workers were again victors, downing their rivals by the score of 1 to 0.

Coats showed its greatest strength toward the close of last season when Bethlehem was held to a one-goal draw on the Bethlehem field and later on a visit to Pawtucket was defeated by the score of 3 to 2.

The teams have met only once this season and that was at Pawtucket but in that meeting the Coats eleven established itself firmly in the minds of the local clan that the invaders of Saturday will be a team that cannot be trifled with. The Bethlehem boys were the recipients of a rather unexpected surprise when Coats snatched the two points instead of Bethlehem by winning by the score of 4 to 3. Brilliant in that victory was R. Drummond a forwards with something like fifteen goals to his credit for this season, who notched three of the four goals for Coats.

The only major sports attraction in the Lehigh Valley this Saturday afternoon the game promises to attract soccer fans from all points. The game will start at 2:30 p.m.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club