But Philadelphia Loses the Game
More echoes are heard as an aftermath to a protest upheld by the American Soccer League in which Philadelphia loses credit for one of its most brilliant accomplishments in years and Boston is restored back into the good graces of being the only undefeated team in the American Soccer League race. The protest was based on an illegal substitution in the last eight minutes of play (after the Phillies had Boston one up and remained on the long end to the finish) and was sustained. For allowing the substitution knowingly and confessing to that fact, Dave Scott, referee, and his associate linesmen, John Walder and Joseph Murphy, were suspended until Nov. 1. The officials erred, but nevertheless the Phillies got the worst whack, for they lost the game.
All the Better for Bethlehem
The fact that Boston by virtue of the protest is now the only undefeated team in the league, is all the better for adding color to the Bethlehem-Boston tilt to be played on Lehigh Field on Saturday afternoon. The action of the league did not smack any too favorably to the local clan, and neither does the record of the two teams of last year, when Boston won two and held Bethlehem to a draw in the other two. The Steelmen will strive so much the harder to accomplish what the Phillies were deprived of – the first victory over the only undefeated team in the loop.