The Globe -- Bethlehem
December 26, 1924
Steel Workers Will Meet Practically An Unknown Quantity In Reorganized Team.


Early in the season the Newark F. C., came to Bethlehem and were humbled by the Steel Workers in a most decisive manner. However, since then, the team has been reorganized under new management and the clan to come here on Saturday afternoon for an American Soccer League meeting with the Bethlehem F. C. will hardly be recognized as the same club that paid Bethlehem a previous visit.

The reason is that few of the original players have been retained and with the new talent injected into the rejuvenated Newark F. C., the Jerseymen now loom up as one of the strongest clubs in the league. Located in the cellar position until quite recently there is little or no chance for the Jersey clan to compete as contenders for the league honors, but the team does threaten to have a say in making it hot for the leading clubs.

Among the new players with the Newark team are Douglas, a goalie; Tommy Stark, a right halfback, and "Rabbit" Heminsley, a sure shooting forward. Douglas is no stranger to local fans although it is only recent that he has been signed with the Newark club. When with the same club last year, he was rated as one of the best goalies in the league, and when an amateur player, was goalie on the American team that competed in the Olympics in France.

Tommy Stark is a well seasoned veteran, a thorough student of the game and one of the best halfbacks in the league. He is a brother of Archie Stark, the Bethlehem center forward, and as a defense man on the visiting team, will devote much of his attention on Saturday in hopes of frustrating the efforts of his brother in scoring. "Rabbit" Heminsley is likewise well known among Bethlehem fans and players especially, the latter having keen regard for his goal shooting skills.

The nature of the opposition for the Steel Workers on Saturday afternoon can readily be gleaned by the fact that in the Christmas Day bill, Newark defeated a team that Bethlehem thus far this season has been unsuccessful in beating. On Christmas Day the Jersey clan, playing at home, stopped the New York Giants by the score of 4 to 2. Twice the giants have turned back the Steel Workers, once on the home grounds and later in New York.

Playing a return engagement with Newark at the latter place, on Saturday, the selection of the Bethlehem team will again be made to conserve sufficiently strength for the Sunday tilt. "Jock" Ferguson, who was pressed in action against Fleisher Yarn, together with Rollo and Forrest, forwards, will probably be given a rest in the opening Newark game. This would mean that "Jock" Young will be back in harness as a back and both Granger and Turner doing duty on the forward line. The probable lineup of the teams will be as follows.

Bethlehem Steel -- Newark F. C.
Carson -- G -- Douglas
Young -- RFB -- Adams
D. Ferguson -- LFB -- Post
McDonald -- RHB -- T. Stark
Carnihan -- CHB -- Kelly
MacGregor -- LHB -- Nicol
Turner -- OR -- McBay
Granger -- IR -- Ingram
Stark -- CF -- Heminsley
Maxwell -- IL -- McDermott
Robertson -- OL -- Ford
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club