The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
April 13, 1925
Bethlehem Given a Hard Rub By Indiana Flooring But Comes Through

Bethlehem Steel's soccer pennant aspirations were seriously threatened by Indiana Flooring in the league game, played on the grounds of the Gotham dribblers, yesterday afternoon, when, up until twenty minutes of the closing the Steel Workers had not yet notched the deciding goals. However, when the counters did come they crashed into the net in rapid succession, and the final whistle found Bethlehem Steel still very much in the league race with a 3 to 1 victory safely tucked away.

Indiana did not submit mildly to the superior playing of the Steel workers and particularly in the first half waged a good battle. Now and then the floor makers' front liners broke away to sweep down the field and while Brown, the Indiana goalie was called upon more often to handle, Carson was, by no means, a spectator.

The first half ended with the two clubs deadlocked in a scoreless tie and apparently Indiana was inspired by the result of their efforts in the first half , for immediately after the restart they broke forth wit ha rush which finally netted them a goal. This came ten minutes after the start of the second forty-five minute session. MacFarlane, a former popular player of the Bethlehem team, who sported the Blue and White up until mid-season when chafing under inactivity, he was transferred to the Indiana team, MacFarlane shot across a great center from the right. Crilley got his foot against it in the nick of time and before the Steel Workers could realize what it was [. . . ] the ball beat Carson and landed into the net.

This goal made the Steel Workers more determined than ever and, putting on pressure, fairly carried the floor makers off their feet. Coming up from behind with a rush, the score was equalized and then in rapid succession the deciding tallies followed. With twenty minutes more to go, Turner equalized the score by driving in Goldie's perfect cross. Several corners following were non-productive, but the Bethlehem dribblers could not be denied and finally Stark, with a great solo effort, wormed his way through the Indiana team. Brown knocked down his well-placed shot, but before he could recover to clear, Turner was there for the rebound and put Bethlehem into the lead. Two minutes from the final whistle Goldie scored Bethlehem's third and last tally. The lineup:

Beth. Steel -- Ind. Flooring
Carson -- G -- Brown
D. Ferguson -- RFB -- Levin
J. Ferguson -- LFB -- Ferrier
McDonald -- RHB -- Cox
Carnihan -- CHB -- Terris
MacGregor -- LHB -- Herd
Turner -- OR -- McFarlane
Granger -- IR -- Schylander
Stark -- C -- Carlson
Rollo -- IL -- McIntosh
Goldie -- OL -- Crilley
Referee: Cunningham. Linesmen: J. Philburn and J. O'Neil. Goals: For Bethlehem, Turner, 2; Goldie; for Indiana, Crilley. Time of halves, 45 minutes.

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