The Globe -- Bethlehem
Friday, March 4, 1927
Boston, Runner-Up, Will Engage New Bedford, the Leading Goal Scorer.


While Bethlehem is battling the Philadelphia F. C. on the home field on Saturday afternoon, aiming to strengthen its position as league leaders, Boston, the runner-up and most dangerous contender for the honors will be engaged in a tough assignment with New Bedford, the leading goal scoring team, at Boston. Like Bethlehem, the Hubmen have but one game over the weekend.

Last Game With Phila.

The local game will mark the last meeting between these two teams in league engagements and incidentally gives Bethlehem a chance to close up shop against the Quakers with a clean sheet for victories.

In Harry Pearce, the former big league ball player, the Quakers have a goalie that knows his stuff and if give any kind of support on the defense, the league leaders should find it difficult to locate the net. Pitts, a sorrel top halfback, played a brilliant defensive game against Bethlehem in the previous game here and can be expected to repeat tomorrow.

The choice of the forward line, especially involving the right wing, was not easily made. George Forrest strongly impressed with his great playing against Coats last Saturday and only for the fact that Johnny Jaap has been so consistent at the outside wing position would be in harness tomorrow. However, Forrest will don his togs and be in readiness to substitute if conditions warrant.

Jaap and Stark will comprise the right wing while on the left side Johnny Granger will be inside forward with Goldie outside. Tom Gillespie, topping the goal scoring for the Bethlehem team, will play the pivot position on the forward line. Bethlehem will meet the same Philadelphia team in the first round of the National Cup competition at Philadelphia on March 26. The kickoff will be promptly at 2 o'clock with Referee Courage in charge.

N. Y. Giants vs. Newark at New York Oval
Bethlehem vs. Philadelphia at Bethlehem
Boston vs. New Bedford at Boston

N. Y. Giants vs. Indiana, at New York Oval
Newark vs. Providence at Newark

American Soccer League Challenge Cup Competition -- 2nd Round Replay
Fall River vs. Brooklyn, at Tiverton, R. I. Referee, George Lambie.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club