The Globe -- Bethlehem
Monday, February 18, 1929
Excels in All Departments But Unable to Drive Ball Past Subway Goalie

The Brooklyn subway men known in the Eastern Soccer League as the I. R. T. Rangers came near staging another drastic upset on Sunday afternoon through phenomenal work in goal when after leading Bethlehem up to half time the latter came through to catch the tying count at one all.

Bethlehem was far superior to the opponents in every department of the game except in goal, handled by Duncan of the Rangers. He seemed to sense the direction of every Bethlehem drive and frustrated more than one aggressive Bethlehem bombardment with his clever handling. The game was played at Olympic Park, Paterson, N. J., the home of the Brooklyn subwaymen and the big crowd of fans were thrilled every minute of the game.

The Rangers put up a surprising game against their strong rival, in which Goalie Duncan was the outstanding player for his team. After Bethlehem had drawn level upon resuming Duncan bagged every attempt of Archie Stark and his goal getting mates to get the ball past him. He clearly saved the Rangers from defeat, a team that is riding even with Bethlehem at the top of the league standing with an unbeate3n record in the second half season campaign.

It was a great game throughout and the crowd got many a genuine thrill. A corking pace was forced from the start, with the Steelworkers in a strong offensive.

Stark, Jaap and Gillespie all crashed in wicked shots, which Duncan turned back smartly. The period was half gone when O'Neill slipped through Bethlehem's defense and passed the ball over to Moore, who, without hesitating a moment, drove it into Bethlehem's net for the first goal.

The Steelmen came back with a fierce attack which shook up the Rangers' rear guard. Despite a terrific hammering, the Rangers held their lead up to half time. It was the same tale upon resuming, the entire Bethlehem front line driving against Duncan, but the brilliant goalie held firm until twenty-five minutes had gone, when Archie Stark snapped up a perfect pass from Tommy Gillespie and crashed in the tying goal.

Both teams played for all they were worth in the remaining time, but there was no more scoring.

I. R. T. Rangers -- Bethlehem
J. Duncan -- G -- McClure
McKay -- RFB -- Marshall
Rankin -- LFB - -H. Reid
Atkin -- RHB -- W. Reid
Terris -- CHB -- Carnihan
Stewart -- LHB -- Robertson
Kelly -- OR -- Gillespie
O'Neill -- IR -- M[...]
P. Duncan -- CF -- Stark
Pearce -- IL -- Jaap
Moore -- OL -- Rollo
Goals -- Moore, Stark. Referee -- H. Campbell. Linesmen -- J. A. [...] and S. Curry. Time --- 45 minute halves.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club