The Inquirer – Philadelphia
Monday, April 19, 1915
American League Champs Win Opening Game of Eastern Trip by 4 to 1

Special to The Inquirer
FALL RIVER, Mass., April 18. – With ideal weather and before a large crowd here today, Bethlehem F. C., of Penna., defeated Fall River Rovers by the score of 4 to 1. It was one of the best exhibitions of soccer seen in this vicinity for some time, the Keystone State men showing to great advance. Both teams were at full strength. Caption Morrison winning the toss, Smith, of Fall River, kicking off. The play was fast, the ball going from one goal to the other. However, in a scrimmage near the goal Fleming scored the visitors’ first gal. This same player registered Bethlehem’s second gal just before half time with a splendid swerving shot.

On resumption of play Fall River took up the attack, Smith and Swords walking through, Duncan saving splendidly on the latter’s shot. Millar passed to Fleming, who slipped past both backs and scored an easy goal. Following the kick-off Clarke tripped Smith in the penalty area, Referee Pemberton awarding a penalty kick which Sword’s converted. Playing then became fast and the players were cautioned, Ferguson’s defensive play causing much comment.

Millar and Pepper tested Albion, and Morrison coming in on the men scored with a good shot. Shortly afterward the game ended with the Pennsylvanians on the defensive. Fleming, Ferguson and Morrison starred for the visitors, while Swords, smith and Dalton were the best for Fall River.

Bethlehems – Position. -- Fall River
Duncan – Goal -- Albion
Fletcher – R. F. B. -- Booth
Ferguson – L. F. B. -- Riley
Campbell – R. H. B. -- Holmes
Clarke – C. H. B. -- Dalton
Morrison – L. H. B. -- Burns
Ford – O. R. -- Daly
Murray – I. R. -- McMahon
Millar – C. F. -- Smith
Pepper – I. L. -- Swords
Fleming – O. L. -- McLean
Referee - -C. Pemberton, Pawtucket. Linesmen – Foote and Gray. Goals – Fleming, 3; Morrison, Swords, (penalty.) Time of halves -- 45 minutes.

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