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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Newcastle Jets beat a reserve Ulsan Hyundai outfit 2-0 in their AFC Champions' League match at Newcastle Stadium this evening.

The Koreans sent a second-string outfit to Australia because the club has an important league match next weekend.

Sasho Petrovski volleyed Newcastle ahead in the 15th minute, but he was clearly off-side. The Koreans and everyone else in the stadium watched the goal replayed on the giant TV screen, but despite protestations by the visitors, the Kuwaiti officials remained unmoved.

Petrovski made it 2-0 in the 43rd minute with a header, following a free-kick by Italian signing Vignaroli.

Tarek Elrich and De Groot also had good chances for Newcastle in the first half, while Ulsan had two excellent shots that were superbly saved by Ante Covic.

The officials came under criticism for some poor decisions. Petrovski's first goal was clearly off-side, Covic's first save should have been a corner but a goalkick was given, and another clear corner was adjudged to be a goal-kick.

The second half proved goalless, with the Koreans having quite a few more shots at goal than Newcastle.

Final score: Newcastle Jets 2-0 Ulsan Hyundai