The weather was a little too warm for soccer. Bethlehems won the toss and kicked off with the sun and wind at t heir backs. Play was fast from the start and the ball traveled rapidly from one end of the field to the other. The full control of the ball was in evidence by the Bethlehem team, against that of Penna., who, however, played a very aggressive game.
After 10 minutes of play Pepper opened the scoring for Bethlehem, the ball rolling slowly into the goal during a mixup between Penn’s right fullback and the goal tender, who ran out and fell, the ball rolling slowly past him, with he powerless to stop it. Murray registered the second goal with a lightning shot, which gave the goal-keeper no chance. Penn broke up Bethlehem’s combination several times, but found the latter’s defense a hard proposition. Pepper, who seemed to be in every play registered two more goals before half time was called, when the score stood 4 to 0.
On the restart with the sun and wind in their favor, the Penn boys put up a hard fight and kept Bethlehem’s score down to one goal in the half, for Penn’s goalkeeper, Hopkins, and backs played a hard game. Pepper at center forward was the star performer for Bethlehem.
Bethlehem – Pos. – U. of P.
Duncan – Goal – A. Hopkins
Fletcher – Right full-back -- Edwards
Ferguson – Left full-back -- Hopkins
Lance – Right half-back -- Grant
Clarke – Center half-back -- Hirst
Morrison – Left half-back -- Mohr
Ford – Outside right -- Disston
Murray – Inside right -- Nassau
Pepper – Center forward -- Barron
Graham – Inside left -- McMasters
Fleming – Outside left -- Honston
Goals – Pepper, 4; Murray. Referee – George Young of Philadelphia. Linemen – Scaife, Toole, of Bethlehem. Time of halves – 45 mins.