Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
Friday, January 3, 1930
Will Strive to Better Position at Expense of Bridgeport on Saturday.

Midway mark in the Atlantic Coast Soccer League is not yet reached and until then possibilities in overhauling the league-leading clubs is by no means remote. Fall River, undefeated, setting a dizzy pace for the first title to be forthcoming in the new loop, has a commanding position but one that is still within reach of the contending clubs.

Bethlehem happens to be one of the teams that is trailing on the heels of the Marksmen and but for two rather unexpected setbacks in the last half dozen games, would be within reaching distance of the top club.

The homesters are determined to overhaul the fast traveling Marksmen and will make their next bid in this direction when the Hungarian aggregation of imported stars representing the Bridgeport, Conn., Club come here for a league tilt on Saturday afternoon.

Johnny Jaap, inside right, may be benched for this particular contest. Not that the diminutive wizard has fallen down in his playing nor due to any new injury he might have suffered. Jaap came back to the lineup after several weeks of idleness due to a bad knee and was called upon to play three hard games in less than a week. The injured knee stood up well under this teat but rather than risk aggravating the hurt, he will probably be laid up for a rest this weekend.

With Jaap on the shelf tantalizing Johnny Rollo, well rested and chafing under idleness, will most likely don his uniform for active service. While Rollo has seen most of his service on the left side of the forward line his ability as a utility performer has never been lacking and for that reason he will try his stuff at inside right. If a change is definitely determined upon, Rollo will be the only one on the forward line.

Unless the mercury drops many degrees over night the ground conditions will be much the same as they have been for the last two home games.

The invasion of the Hungarian team has created not a little interest among fellow countrymen in this city, many of whom are devout soccer followers and support one of the best clubs in the Lehigh Valley Soccer League. Many of these followers will attend the game and the Hungarians should find plenty of rooting supporters. The probable lineup follows:

Bethlehem -- Bridgeport
Beveridge -- G -- Seullion
Finlayson -- RFB -- Tebel
McGregor -- LFB -- Cairns
Reid -- RHB -- Weidner
Carnihan -- CHB -- Schneider
Pitt -- LHB -- Strauss
Gillespie -- OR -- Tuzes
Rollo -- IR -- Pipa
Stark -- CF - -Stevens
Massie -- IL -- Szcentaniklosy
Dick -- OL -- Dawson

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club