Who Is Walter Pless?

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A teacher by profession, but is now in his 37th 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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Northern Rangers have a great chance to increase their lead at the top of the Forestry Tasmania Northern Premier League table when they travel to Birch Avenue to meet bottom-side Launceston United at 2.30pm on Saturday.

Second-placed Riverside Olympic have the bye and are level on 10 points with Rangers.

If third-placed Ulverstone and fourth-ranked Prospect Knights, who both have 9 points, draw at Prospect Park at 2.30pm on Saturday, a Rangers win will put the reigning champions 3 points clear of the pack.

The second round of the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League competition begins this weekend with some close matches in store.

League leaders and reigning champions South Hobart are at home to fourth-placed Tilford Zebras at South Hobart at 2.30pm on Sunday.

The draw for the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy round of 16 stage was made at KGV Park tonight at a meeting of presidents.

The round of 16 will be played on Saturday, 21 May.

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Photo:  Liam Scott with the ball at Zebras training [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras’ coaching director, Nick Lapolla, will be in charge of the club’s Premier League side when they face reigning champions and current leaders South Hobart away at South Hobart on Sunday.

Lapolla is filling in for regular supremo Romeo Frediani, who is on a visit to England with a group of young Tasmanian players.