The Globe-Times Bethlehem
Monday, May 23, 1927
Proceeds of Game For J. Berry, a Cripple Bethlehem an Easy Victor.

The Bethlehem Steel soccer team enjoyed a field day at Wilkes-Barre on Sunday afternoon, scoring six goals with apparent ease in an exhibition game against an all-picked team and then eased up to entertain the spectators with some class football stuff.

It was the first opportunity Wilkes-Barre had of seeing the American Soccer League champions in action and several thousand turned out to witness the game. The team opposing the champions was one selected from the Anthracite Inter-County League and although they were willing and played hard they were completely outclassed by the crack Bethlehem machine.

A Benefit Game

The game was played for J. Barry, a former Bethlehemite and a devout rooter of the team. An injury to his foot necessitated amputation. The crowd was unusually big and with all the receipts turned over to the young injured miner a neat sum was realized.

Billy Allan, on the side lines since the first round National cup game, made his appearance in yesterday's game and was back at his old position at fullback. Several other changes were made in the lineup which eliminated Archie Stark and Tom Gillespie, the club's two leading scorers. Johnny Jaap played center forward and crashed through with three of Bethlehem's six goals.

Bethlehem Steel Anthracite League
Galbraith G Nicol
McDonald RFB Hitchings
Allan LFB Brown
Raeside RHB McDonough
Carnihan CHB McAllister
MacGregor LHB McGarry
Forrest OR Burns
Granger IR Jamison
Jaap CF Pagg
Rollo IL Finn
Goldie OL Wall
Goals: Jaap 3, Carnihan 2, Goldie 1. Time of halves, 45 minutes.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club