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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Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

Olympia Warriors 2 (K Grillas 10, L Mason 72) dw Taroona 2 (T Dove 36, 47)


Olympia Warriors 1 (A Mohamad) lt Taroona 5 (M Hedge 2, H Macgregor, S Mohamad, M Haslewood)


Olympia Warriors 1-5 Taroona

Division One

Beachside 17-0 FFT Under-15s

(Klasen 4, Direen 3, Pullen 3, Reason 2, Dunne 2, Robinson, Lowe, Atkin)

Nelson Eastern Suburbs 2 (R Mills, A Gaskell) b Hobart United 0

Division Two

New Town Eagles 2 (Holliday, Michell) lt Glenorchy Knights 3

Division Four

Woodbridge SC 0 - 2 Phoenix Rovers

Women’s Division One

Metro 3 (N Hallam 2, M Triffett) b Clarence Red 2

Women's Division Two

Woodbridge SC 1 - 2 University

South Hobart opened up a 6-point lead at the top of the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League ladder when they beat third-ranked Tilford Zebras 4-1 at home at South Hobart on Saturday.

Second-placed Glenorchy Knights lost ground when they were held to a 2-2 draw away to sixth-placed Clarence United at Wentworth Park on Saturday night.

And, New Town Eagles leap-frogged Clarence into fifth place earlier on Saturday when they downed fourth-placed Kingborough Lions United 3-0 at home at Clare Street.

Zebras were no match for South, who started without Jonathon Lo and Tom Roach. They are medical students and had an examination and only arrived at the ground after the kick-off. They were both on the team sheet, however, and came on as second-half substitutes and both scored.

South led 2-0 at the interval through a brace by youngster Andy Brennan, who was drafted in to the side for his debut and did not disappoint.

Brennan made it 1-0 on the half-hour mark after a long free-kick by goalkeeper Sam Kruijver. Brennan was first to the ball and lobbed it over Zebras keeper Troy Kaden.

Three minutes before the break, Brennan ran onto a perfect through-ball from Jim Pennicott and slotted past Kaden to make it 2-0.

Jayden Welch pulled a goal back for Zebras in the 61st minute, but Roach restored South’s two-goal buffer in the 71st minute when he beat Kaden to a cross and headed the ball home.

Lo prodded the ball home at the near post from an excellent Hickey cross in the 78th minute to complete the victory.

Goals by Alex Leszczynski and Andrew Clark put Eagles 2-0 up against the Lions, while a strike by McKeown in the second period completed the home side’s tally.

Knights took a 20th-minute lead against Clarence through an own-goal by defender Mattias Toghill, who tried to dispossess Amadu Koroma but succeeded only in toeing the ball past his own goalkeeper.

Knights’ Corey Smith was booked late in the first half, but he was fortunate to still be on the park after an atrocious tackle on Clarence’s Ben Parker early in the match. He was substituted at half-time and replaced by Will Roberts.

Three minutes into stoppage time at the end of the first half, Sam McIntyre equalised for the home side after he was put through by Joseph Stevens.

Knights coach Eamonn Kelly tried to approach the referee after the half-time whistle but was shepherded away by his players. Kelly was sent from the bench 20 minutes into the second half by referee Kim Barker, who will submit a report about the Knights coach’s behaviour.

Substitute Ben Hamlett cut inside from the left and beat goalkeeper Ben Peter with a low drive in the 54th minute to put Clarence ahead.

Seven minutes from the end, Jade Clay salvaged a point for the Knights when he scored direct from a corner, the ball going in off the far post.

Tensions were eased somewhat five minutes from the end when a male streaker ran diagonally across the pitch and the game was held up for a minute as order was restored.

There were a few surprises in the Forestry Tasmania Northern Premier League, leaders Devonport City falling 5-2 at home to Prospect Knights and Burnie United going down at home 2-0 to Riverside Olympic.

Northern Rangers beat Ulverstone 3-1 away, while second-last Launceston City demolished bottom-side Launceston United 6-0 at home at Mitsubishi Park.

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

South Hobart 4 (A Brennan 30, 42, T Roach 71, J Lo 78) b Tilford Zebras 1 (J Welch 61)

New Town Eagles 3 (A Leszczynski, A Clark, A McKeown) b Kingborough Lions United 0

Clarence United 2 (S McIntyre 48, B Hamlett 54) dw Glenorchy Knights 2 (M Toghill 20 og, J Clay 83)


South Hobart 4 (S Otte 18, 62, D Cooper 41, E Lovell 82) b Tilford Zebras 0

New Town Eagles 2-2 Kingborough Lions United

Clarence United 2 (E Tsakiris, D Kunwar) dw Glenorchy Knights 2 (L Millington, J Hope)


South Hobart 9-1 Tilford Zebras

New Town Eagles 1-4 Kingborough Lions United

Clarence United 4-1 Glenorchy Knights

Southern Division One

DOSA 0-9 University

Southern FC 0-9 Metro (J Dawes 3, A Marney 2, J Morris, J Wiggins, M McKay)


Southern FC 1-7 Metro (S Leek 4, M McKay, A Van den Hoog, own-goal)

DOSA 0-5 University


Clarence United 0-4 Metro (E Nedland, W Perkins, D Brown, M McKay)

Division Three

Kingborough 3-New Town Eagles Red 3 (Jones, Cairns, Shackcloth)