The Goals That Count
Bethlehem outplays them but the opponents outscore and after all its the goals that count. That's the reason why the Steel Workers with their fine playing, but poor finishing, are riding low in the standing of the American Soccer League. This was again emphasized when Fall River invaded the lair of the Bethlehem clan and conquered in the Christmas Day bill. Opportunities were few, but the visitors took advantage of them. Opportunities were many for Bethlehem, but the Steelmen were not there to profit. That briefly describes the downfall of the Steelmen in the Fall River game. Bethlehem's championship aspirations were severely blasted by that setback, for today Fall River is sitting at the top prettier than at any time this season.
The Breaks of the Game
Many will contend that Fall River is fortunate in enjoying the so-called breaks of the game. That is probably true, but when the breaks do come the team is wide awake to take advantage of them. On the other hand, Bethlehem had just as many breaks in the game yesterday, but no one was there to profit by them. On Brittan's score to equalize, the Fall River center forward was very much in evidence awaiting the opportunity, and when it came, make no mistake. Once or twice the ball trickled out of the grasp of Findlay Kerry, but no one was near to take advantage before it was cleared. Although Bethlehem outplayed the New England rivals, the forward line did not work with the precision and effectiveness shown in previous games.