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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Photo:  Clarence prepare to take a free-kick as referee Mr Galloway runs over to have a word with the Clarence bench [PlessPix]

Clarence United survived a penalty and managed to snatch a 1-1 draw with the NTC/TIS team in tonight’s Premier Reserve League match at KGV Park.

After a goalless opening half, the NTC/TIS should have taken the lead in the 50th minute when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Eh Soo She, but Clarence keeper Trent Cornish saved Jamie de Smit’s spot-kick.

Five minutes later, Eh Soo She scored with a low drive from the left of the box and inside the near post to put the NTC/TIS ahead.

Will Malovnek should have equalised shortly after, but he blazed wildly over the bar from the left with only the keeper to beat.

Malovnek atoned for his miss in the 75th minute when he netted the equaliser after the ball came back to him from a shot that was blocked.

Clarence’s Lachlan Brown and Sam Reibel, as well as the NTC’s Declan Foely, were booked by referee Patrick Galloway.

The draw moved the NTC/TIS up a place to 5th on the ladder, while Clarence are in 4th spot.