Generals Top Bays In Soccer

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Hagerstown Morning Herald

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore player allowed a shot by New York's George Kirby to roll off his hands and into the goal to provide the winning tally as the Generals defeated the Baltimore Bays 2-1 before 6,159 National Professional Soccer League fans.

The victory permitted Generals to move out of the last place in the Eastern Division of the league.

Kirby, who scored New York's first goal at the 6 minute mark, headed a shot at the Baltimore net and the ball rolled off halfback David Primo's hands and into the cage for the winning score.

Despite the defeat, Baltimore remained in first place in the east. The Bays hold an eleven point lead over Pittsburgh, which lost to St. Louis Sunday, 1-0.

Uriel da Veiga's first goal of the season, on an assist from Badu daCruz, gave Baltimore a 1-0 lead after only 4 minutes.

Kirby, a 30-year-old Englishman, who has made 6 goals in last 4 matches, after joining the Generals in midseason, took a pass from Warren Archibald and tied the score with a head shot.