Who Is Walter Pless?


A teacher by profession, but is now in his 38th year as a football writer. Has written for "Soccer Action" (Melbourne), "Australian Soccer Weekly" (Sydney) and "World Soccer" (London), as well as for several Tasmanian newspapers. Currently contributing to "Goal!Weekly" in Melbourne and the Australian magazine "Soccer International". Played for Croatia-Glenorchy, Caledonians, Metro, Rapid and University in Tasmania, as well as in the United States of America. Coached University, Metro and Croatia-Glenorchy.

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South Melbourne beat South Hobart 7-0 at Bob Jane Stadium today after leading 2-0 at half-time.

This follows South's 1-1 draw with Oakleigh Cannons on Friday.

“It was a great learning curve for us and it’s certainly improved our fitness,” said South Hobart coach, Ken Morton.

“We had some injuries against Oakleigh and playing a second game in two days in the heat proved too much.

"Ricky Eaves and Matthew Brown picked up ankle injuries and we had to take Matthew off against South Melbourne and that left a soft centre after the break.

“There were some very good performances from our players, though.

"South Melbourne had twenty players and rotated them well."

Meanwhile, the Matildas drew 2-2 with Italy in their international women's match in Parramatta.

Italy is 12th in the FIFA rankings, while Australia is 14th.

The sides meet again next Saturday, this time in Canberra.