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:  Olympia's Nick Meredith wins a header in midfield [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)


Photo:  University keeper Martin Piesse punches clear while challenged by Eagles' Adam McKeown [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League, Clare Street, Saturday, 21 April 2012)

New Town Eagles 6 (A McKeown 32, 54, 66, 71, A Leszczynski 52, B Whitehall 73)

University 2 (M Barnard 50, P Watts 83)

HT: 1-0   Att: 80   Ref: S Natoli

New Town Eagles: N Pitchford  -  Clark, Page (Ayres 85), Cox, Anderson  -  Quan, Hudson (Marshall 75), Scott  -  Leszczynski (Whitehall 70), J Clamp, McKeown  (Subs not used:  T Clamp, Collins)

University: Piesse  -  Scott, Merry, D Booth, Hewson (Galloway 46)  -  Watts, Hindmarsh, H Booth, Barnard  -  McCallum (Garcia 62), Conroy  (Subs not used:  Andrews, Proud)


Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Alex Holmes clears ahead of Olympia's Kosta Grillas [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

Glenorchy Knights 0 lost to Olympia Warriors 2 (Lapolla 1, Kumpulainen 44)


Photo:  University keeper Martin Piesse can't get to Ben Whitehall's free-kick [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

New Town Eagles 6 (A McKeown 32, 54, 66, 71, A Leszczynski 52, B Whitehall 73) beat University 2 ( M Barnard 50, P Watts 83)

South Hobart 1 (Mizael) drew with Kingborough Lions United 1 (Farqhuar)

Devonport City will be seeking to extend their lead at the top of the Northern Premier League today when they entertain fifth-ranked Launceston City at Valley Road at 2.30pm.

Second-placed Riverside Olympic have the bye and may drop down the standings as a result of being idle.


Photo:  Clarence's Aaron Cairns (left) evades Zebras' Jon Foley-Donoghue [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)

(Southern Premier League, KGV Park, Friday, 20 April 2012)

Tilford Zebras 3 (J Welch 3, K Engels 83, D Walsh 87)

Clarence United 4 (E Tsakiris 26, 49, A Telega 63 og, A Cairns 74)

HT: 1-1   Att: 150   Ref: P Galloway

Tilford Zebras: McKenna  -  Smith, Telega, Palmer, Fagg  -  Brazendale, Self, J Foley-Donoghue (Otte 66), McIntyre (Muller 83)  -  Walsh, Welch (K Engels 73)  (Sub not used:  Minty)

Clarence United: Cornish  -  Togill (Hardwick 54), Lewis, Rees, Price  -  Karas, Cannamela, Cairns, Nicholson (A Hedge 76)  -  E Tsakiris, Hoppitt  (Subs not used:  W Reibel, S Reibel, Aldridge)


Photo:  Zebras' Sam McIntyre (right) takes on Clarence's Sam Cannamela [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)