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:  Ben Phillips netted a penalty for Olympia [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

Olympia Warriors 1 (B Phillips 61 pen) lost to Clarence United 2 (C Nicholson 5, E Tsakiris 10)


Photo:  Eagles' coach Stephen Pitchford will test his players and tactics against South Hobart tomorrow [PlessPix]

New Town Eagles and South Hobart will have their credentials checked on Saturday when they meet in a Southern Premier League top-of-the-table clash at South Hobart at 2.30pm on Saturday.

Eagles are currently on top of the ladder, 3 points ahead of second-placed and reigning champions South Hobart, and this meeting could make or break the teams’ chances this season.


Photo:  Midfield aerial tussle between Knights Matthew Nowicki (No.8) and Beachside's Huw Jarvis (No.11) [Photo by Elena Gordon]

(Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy, Round-of-16, KGV Park, Easter Monday, 9 April 2012)

Glenorchy Knights 3 (Marney 7, Letiko 76, 84)

Beachside 0

HT: 1-0   Att: 80   Ref: P Galloway

Glenorchy Knights: Peter  -  Roberts, Holmes, Johnson, Clay (Kamano 81)  -  Marney (Sherman 81), Griffin, Hey, Robb (Letiko 65)  -  Nowicki, Dawes  (Subs not used:  Le Rossignol, Dingjan)

Beachside: Sweeney  -  Atkin (Ikin 70), M Hedge (Brown 43), Pullen, Stoneman  -  Douglas, Westland, Knight, Chadwick  -  Jarvis, Gordon (Gaskell 63)


Photo:  Eagles' Andrew Clark (left) pressures Prospect Knights' Andrew Compagne [PlessPix]

(Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy, Round of 16, Clare Street, Monday, 9 April 2012)

New Town Eagles 5 (Scott 11, Clamp 28, McKeown 62, Leszczynski 68, 75)

Prospect Knights 1 (Claxton 14)

HT: 2-1   Att: 90   Ref: K Barker

New Town Eagles: Clark, Cox, Page (Bates 65), Anderson (Quan 72)  -  Marshall, J Clamp, Scott, Collins  -  Leszczynski, McKeown  (Subs not used:  McCormack, Ayres)

Prospect Knights: Beardwood  -  Firth, Claxton (Young 72), N Balym, Pickering  -  La Palomba, Baker, Omenihu, Van Asch (Hartnett 68)  -  Crosswell, Compagne  (Subs not used:  A Balym)

(Southern Premier League, Wentworth Park, Saturday, 7 April 2012)

Clarence United 3 (S Cannamela 15, A Hedge 85, E Tsakiris 89)

South Hobart 2 (Mizael 33, A Brennan 72)

HT: 1-1   Att: 100   Ref: K Barker

Clarence United: Cornish  -  Price, Lewis, Malcolm, Toghill  -  Cannamela, Rees, Cairns, Karas (Hardwick 77)  -  E Tsakiris, Hoppitt (A Hedge 70)  (Subs not used:  Brown, S Reibel, W Reibel)

South Hobart: Ferguson  -  Duffy, Bladel (N Morton 83), Ludford, Williams  -  Eaves, Merkuzic, Feral  -  Mizael (Di Falco 71), Hickey, Brennan  (Subs not used:  Moncur, Ince)


Photo:  Eagles' Liam Scott (left) prepares to tackle Zebras' Jayden Welch  [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League, Clare Street, Saturday, 7 April 2012)

New Town Eagles 4 (Leszczynski 2 pen, McKeown 43, 78, Clark 56)

Tilford Zebras 3 (K Engels 22, Walsh 25, Fagg 69)

HT: 2-2   Att: 90   Ref: B Kopra

New Town Eagles: Pitchford  -  Anderson, Page, Cox, Clark  -  Whitehall (J Clamp 90), Hudson, Scott, Marshall (Collins 76)  -  McKeown, Leszczynski  (Subs not used:  Quan, T Clamp, Ayres)

Tilford Zebras: Minty (Heggie 46)  -  Mullen, Telega, McIntyre, Fagg  -  Self (Otte 81), J Foley-Donoghue, Palmer, Welch  -  Walsh, K Engels  (Subs not used:  Wilcock, Luttrell, E Engels)


Photo:  NTC's Isaac Kenyi (left) tackled by the Lions' Chris Barker [PlessPix]

Premier Reserves League

Kingborough Lions United 5 (M Farquhar 2, 21, 39, 45, 88) beat FFT/NTC 3 (Kolele 14, Kenyi 5, 36)


Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Callen Griffin shielding the ball [PlessPix]

Not one northern side is left in the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy competition.

Eight southern clubs progressed to the quarterfinals after today’s round-of-16 matches, including Taroona, the only remaining second-tier side.

Forty-five goals were scored in the eight games, making it an average of 5.6 goals a game, which no-one can grumble about, except perhaps, the losing teams.