Playing by far their best game of the season, the local Hibernians, leaders of the National Soccer League, surprised Philadelphia F. C. on the latter's home loam at Philadelphia Ball Par, by holding the Phillies to a tie score of 2-2.
The Irishmen besides showing their best form also had a bit the better of the exchanges in their favor. Their front liners were more aggressive than their opponents, while the defense ably backed up the forwards. This accounted for the Irishmen usurping the spotlight.
With the Phillies having rearranged their lineup from that which was eliminated by Todd's Shipyard last Monday in the fourth round of the National Cup, their followers anticipated improved form. That, however, was to the contrary for Cooper, who was secured from Detroit this week and played right full-back in place of Bethune was a dismal failure. Robinson, a local forward did not carry any bouquets on his day's showing either.
Philadelphia -- Hibernians
Highland -- G -- Pearce
Cooper -- RFB -- Ducher
Ferguson -- LFB -- Kennedy
Murray -- RHB -- McGivern
Porter (Lorimer) -- CHB -- Coursey
Fullerton -- LHB -- McDonough
Forrest (Robinson) -- IR -- Burgin
Neilson -- CF -- B. McGhee
Lorimer (Morley) -- IL -- Lavery
Fleming -- OR -- Brigham
Final score, Phillies 2, Hibernians 2. Half-time score, Phillies 2, Hibernians 2. Goals made for Phillies, Robinson and Fleming; for Hibs, McGhee and Lavery. Referee, Arthur Watson. Linesmen, Morley, Ward and McIntyre for Hibernians. Time of halves, 45 minutes.