The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
December 22, 1924
In Soccer Contest On Home Floor On Saturday Victory Comes To Steel Workers

Bethlehem Steel F. C., on Saturday afternoon, playing on the home field, defeated Indiana Flooring, of New York City, by the score of 2 goals to none, but the victory was by no means due to any unusually brilliant playing. Here and there flashes of brilliancy featured the contest, but there was not the organized consistency characteristic of the Steel team. Indiana Flooring, too, apparently had an off afternoon, the defects pronounced by miserably finishing of the forwards.

Bethlehem notched two goals out of numerous opportunities and Indiana had two beautiful opportunities to equalize, but miserably weak on both of these. Once the visitors were successful in getting the ball into the net when Shaw located from close range, but Referee Walders called an offside and the goal was disallowed.

Archie Stark, Bethlehem center forward, notched both goals, one of which was a repeat of his beautiful individual effort of the week previous. Single handed, he eluded the charges of the visiting backs as he dribbled down the field, almost from the mid mark, and then, after having successfully tricked the backs, had not one to beat but Renzulli. The latter played unusually good in comparison to the work of his teammates, but the well placed shot of Stark was beyond the physical ability of the best goalies to apprehend.

Bethlehem had much the better of the play, readily indicated by t he nine corners conceded by the visitors. However, none of these was productive while passing was hard to gauge, resulting in many miskick and misses on just as many lenders. As a resultant neither team was at its best,. Joe McCarthy, the phenomenal St. Louis forward, recently signed with Indiana, displayed much speed, but was easily taken care of by Jock Young. McCarthy has a lot to learn, which in the company with which he is now competing , he should rapidly develop.

The lineup:

Bethlehem -- Indiana Flooring
Carson -- G -- Renzulli
Young -- RFB -- Levin
J. Ferguson -- LFB -- Ferrier
McDonald -- RHB -- Sundberg
MacGregor -- CHB - -Terris
Robertson -- LHB -- Herd
Turner -- OR -- Duggan
Granger -- IR -- Schuylander
Stark -- CF -- Carlson
Maxwell -- IL -- Shaw
Rollo -- OL -- McCarthy
Goals: Stark, 2. Referee: James Walder, Philadelphia. Time of halves; 45 minutes.

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