As Usual, Protest Carried
Let it to be the New England district clubs to get away with protests in the American Soccer League and in making this assertion it is not a case of sour grapes. Philadelphia played Boston and bowled over the Hubmen by the score of 3 to 2. The victory was a most glowing accomplishment of the Philadelphia club and no doubt the most humiliating defeat for Boston. When the game was over, it was discovered that the Phillies played a player who was ineligible. Followed a protest and the protest sustained. The ruling gives Boston a clean slate of three victories. However, it will not detract from the glory of the Phillies for the game was won on merit.
Must be Replayed
In calling the game “no contest” it must be replayed. Perhaps fortune will smile on the Quakers and they may be able to duplicate their previous feat. Phillie fans are hoping so. In referring to the game it is recalled that the Phillies did make a substitution but the player substituted did not contribute to the victory. The Quakers had the edge in the game and all the goals scored were notched before the substitution was made.