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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The match of the round in the Forestry Tasmania Northern Premier League today is that between reigning champions Northern Rangers and Burnie United.

Rangers had a dismal pre-season Steve Hudson Cup competition but came back in style to win their opening league game 2-0 against Riverside Olympic.

This encounter with Burnie will really test their mettle, however.


Photo:  The teams observe a minute's silence before the match in memory of George Marino, a former Juventus president [PlessPix]

Glenorchy Knights 2 (J Clay 18, C Smith 32)

Tilford Zebras 2 (J Ladic 36, 74)

HT: 2-1   Att: 150   Ref: K Barker

Glenorchy Knights: Peter  -  Roberts, Grundy, Millington, Marsh  -  Robb (Langdale 72), Griffin, Gregoire (Sherman 63), Garth  -  Smith, Clay  (Subs not used:  Johnson, Russell, Grainger)

Tilford Zebras: Kaden  -  Fagg, Muller, Telega, Hall  -  Cairns (Guot 61), Andrews, Ladic, Scott, Welch  -  Walsh  (Subs not used:  K Engels, Jarvie, Minty)


Photo:  Jonathon Ladic makes it 2-2 with a free-kick awarded against goalkeeper Ben Peter [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

Glenorchy Knights 2 (J Clay 18, C Smith 32) drew with Tilford Zebras 2 (J Ladic 36, 74)


Photo:  Lars Engisch will make a farewell appearance for Metro against University tomorrow [PlessPix]

Fourth-placed Taroona will put the pressure on League One leaders Metro tomorrow as they should beat bottom-side Southern FC at home at Taroona’s Kelvedon Park at 2.30pm.

Metro have a far more difficult task when they travel to Olinda Grove to face second-placed University.

Second-last DOSA will be up against it when they host third-ranked Nelson Eastern Suburbs at the Showgrounds tomorrow at 2.30pm.