Continuing the dizzy pace established since the Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club management wisely rearranged the forward wall, the Steelmen came through over the weekend with another dual victory defeating a dangerous New England contender in both games. By defeating Providence on the home field on Sunday afternoon the Steelmen duplicated the brilliant feat of several weeks ago when after playing at home on Saturday the champions journeyed to Fall River over night where they took the measure of the Marksmen. As the result of these victories, Bethlehem is now at the top of the heap, deadlocked with Boston for the league honors.
Piling Up Goals
In three meetings against Providence the Steelmen have emerged victorious in each start and will be given the opportunity of making it four straight when the Fletchermen come back to Bethlehem next Saturday for another league game. In the three games Bethlehem scored a total of 10 goals against four, and incidentally won two of the three meetings on the Providence grounds. After the game on Saturday there will be a decided lull in soccer activities at home for in completing the first half of the schedule, Bethlehem will play its last five games away from home.
Giant Wreckers of Champions
When it comes to wrecking the aspirations of champion soccer teams the New York Giants are included in the same category as the Newark F. C. But for Newark's unexpected victory over Bethlehem here two weeks ago, the Steelmen would be leading the circuit by a margin of two points instead of sharing the top position with the Hubmen. In the weekend game it took the New York Giants to add to their reputation as wreckers of champions for the 2 to 1 victory scored by the New Yorkers knocked New Bedford out of first place. The defeat left the Whalers with only a faint chance of regaining first place in the league and capture the title for the first half of the schedule which closes on Jan. 8. New Bedford has only three more games to play and at most can add but six points to its total. Both Bethlehem and Boston, who won their weekend games an remained in a tie for first place, have five games in which to increase their point average over New Bedford.