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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Sunday A-League results




Photo:  Mariners triumph over Jets [French sailors from FNS Vendemiaire by PlessPix]

Photo:  Jets grounded and miss out on finals [Sea Harrier aboard USS Tarawa by PlessPix]

Wellington Phoenix 3 (Greenacre, Macallister, Vukovic) beat North Queensland Fury 1 (Studman)

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Ref: P O’Leary 


Central Coast Mariners 1 (Perez 90) beat Newcastle Jets 0

Att: 9,900 Ref c C Beath

Prospect Knights beat Olympia Warriors 1-0 in their Group B match in the Steve Hudson Cup competition in Launceston today.

“It was an extremely physical game and it resulted in a brawl on the field, basically,” said Olympia coach, Chris Hey.  “It was a melee, really.

“No-one was sent off, but there were a couple of cards.  Brady Cronk got a card.”


South Hobart regained top spot in Group A of the Steve Hudson Cup pre-season competition in Launceston this afternoon when they thrashed Launceston City 7-1.

Andy Brennan hit pay dirt at last and netted a hat-trick, while Jim Pennicott, who has scored in every game he has played in this pre-season, hit two excellent goals.

Pennicott was moved from defence to striker in the second half and that’s when he scored.

The other goals came from Mizael Linhares Caires and Kostas Kanakaris.

“It was a good result and, obviously, a good performance,” said South Hobart coach, Ken Morton.

“The passing and the movement in the first 20 minutes were superb.  We had a good intensity, a good rhythm and Kostas Kanakaris and Mizael did well to get in behind them, supported by Loic Feral and Nick Di Falco from behind. “It was a good performance today.”


Photo:  Jim Pennicott (left) netted twice [PlessPix]


Photo:  Ulbverstone's Connor Meaney pursued by Launceston United's Amos Gbasie [Photo courtesy of Brendan Lichtendonk]

Ulverstone moved to the top of Group B in the Steve Hudson Cup competition on Saturday when they beat Launceston United 6-4 in a thriller.

Michael Grey hit a hat-trick for the Coastal side, while Ben Foote, Conor Meaney and Joel Stone netted a goal apiece.

Launceston United, the hosts for this tournament, replied with two goals by Aiden Rigby and one each by Rohan Murray and Pape Kamara.