The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
Monday, May 24, 1926
Team Journeys Down East Only to Lose to Opponents by 2 to 1 Score

The Bethlehem Steel Soccer team went far away on Sunday to play a game of soccer and incidentally fell the victim of some weird refereeing which, according to accounts emanating from Fall River, robbed the champions of a victory. Fall River, league champions, were credited with a 2-goal-to-1 victory over the Steel Workers.

Referee Lambie had charge of the game and the Steel Workers did not take very kindly to his decision. The Steelmen scored two goals more than which they were credited with, one of which was disallowed immediately and the other after the referee had given the goal and then after consulting the linesmen changed his decision.

All three goals credited were scored in the first half when Campbell and Croft each penetrated the net for Fall River and Granger counted the lone goal for Bethlehem.

Of the scores disallowed one was by Granger which was placed well in the net. The goal was allowed but later reversed when protested by Fall River players Referee Lambie consulted the linesmen. The latter advised that there had been a foul on a play earlier in the game but not on the one on which Granger scored. In spite of this Referee Lambie changed his decision and took the ball from the center of the field and allowed Fall River a free kick. On another occasion Archie Stark located a pretty shot, at least two feet inside of the goal mouth, but when the ball was pushed out Referee Lambie ruled no goal. Against such decisions the Steel Workers went down to defeat in the last meeting with Fall River this season. The lineup:

Fall River -- Bethlehem
Blair -- G -- Carson
Tate -- RFB -- Berryman
McGill -- LFB -- Allan
McPherson -- RHB -- McDonald
Wilson -- CHB -- Carnihan
Coyle -- LHB -- MacGregor
Campbell -- OR -- Jaap
Reid -- IR -- Granger
Brittan -- CF -- Stark
Croft -- IL -- Robertson
White -- OL -- Goldie
Goals, Campbell, Croft and Granger. Referee: Lambie of Boston. Time of halves, 45 minutes.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club