Who Is Walter Pless?

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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Tasmania’s Boys' Under-14s lost 1-0 this afternoon to Capital Football in their third outing at the national talent identification series being played in Coffs Harbour, NSW, this week.

A penalty 10 minutes from the end did the damage.

Tasmania hit the woodwork, but the ball bounced down and back into play without crossing the line.

“It was a good game and very competitive,” said the coach of the Tasmanian Under-14s, Dale Itchins.

“It could have been a draw as we had chances and hit the woodwork.

“It was a good performance and we were happy with that.

“We were stronger in today’s second game than we were in the first, really.

“We excelled. It was a good performance but we just couldn’t put one away to get a decent result.

“But, we were happy with the performance.”

This morning, in their second game of the series, Tasmania lost 5-1 to Queensland Country.

Angus Souter was Tasmania’s marksman.

The Tasmanian Under-15s lost 4-0 to NSW Country this afternoon.

"We conceded two early goals and a third seconds before half-time," said Tasmania's coach, Gary Slicer.

"The first two were very soft goals coming from chronic defensive mistakes.

"The second half was a lot better for us and we played a much better game with a much better structure.

"We also had a couple of injuries and had to make substitutions and restructure the team.

"We only conceded one goal in the second half and had quite a number of chances.

"All in all, it was quite a promising performance in the second half."