The Globe-Times – Bethlehem
Saturday, April 20, 1929
A Swing Along Athletic Row

New Bedford Setting the Pace
Since admitted to the Eastern Soccer League the New Bedford club, until recently a member of the American Soccer League, is setting the pace in the new circuit. The Whalers bowled over the best in the league and at present are topping the club standing without a defeat. One of the latest achievements of the New England booters was to serve Hakoah All-Stars the first defeat since winning the National Cup tie championship. That was accomplished in a game played on Friday afternoon (Patriot’s Day) before a crowd of 6,000 fans and won by New Bedford by the score of 2 to 0.

Defeat Quite Costly
Even more costly to Hakoah than defeat was the loss and serious injury suffered by Lajos Fischer, their sensational custodian. Fischer is suffering with concussion of the brain and it will be several days before the full extent of his injury will be ascertained. Daring in his work between the uprights proved his undoing when he fell head first in saving a drive that landed at the feet of Best. For 10 minutes his teammates worked on him before he was revived and went back to assume his duties. However, he had scarcely resumed play when he fell unconscious at his post. Local fans are still talking of Fischer’s marvelous performance in the Bethlehem game here last Saturday and will sincerely regret to hear of his injury and his probably loss to the Hakoah team for the remainder of the season.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club