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:  Chris Hunt opened the scoring for Rangers [PlessPix]

Northern Rangers reached the final of the State-wide Top-Four series this evening when they beat Devonport City 2-1 at the NTCA Ground in Launceston.

Chris Hunt gave Rangers a 1-0 lead at the interval.


Photo:  Northern Rangers (in white shirts) are through to the State-wide Top-Four series final [PlessPix]

Mark Ambrose then netted a second-half penalty to give Rangers a 2-0 lead.

The Devonport goalkeeper saved Ambrose’s first spot-kick, but the assistant referee spotted an infringement and the kick had to be retaken.

Ambrose made no mistake with his second attempt.

Michael Holden scored for Devonport with a free-kick 10 minutes from the end, but the North-West Coast side were unable to find an equaliser to take the game into extra-time.

Devonport had beaten Rangers twice in the league this season but were unable to make it a hat-trick of victories tonight.

Rangers will meet the winner of the South Hobart versus Ulverstone game in the final.

South Hobart meet Ulverstone at South Hobart tomorrow at 1pm.


Photo:  Tonight's successful coach, Peter McBeath of Northern Rangers [PlessPix]


+14 #8 Anonymous 2012-09-01 06:37
Rangers totally dominant, lucky to get to retake the penalty but the truth is the game should have been over by half time. Amazing that so many Devenport players and supporters felt hard done by after the game.
+4 #7 Anonymous 2012-09-01 03:32
it wasn;t as goal scoring opportunity if thats the question you are asking, and you can;t really tell on the pemalty because of the camera angle.
+3 #6 Anonymous 2012-09-01 00:49
#3 No different that the keeper giving away the penalty
+2 #5 Anonymous 2012-09-01 00:30
More like 5 minutes to go when Devonport scored
+4 #4 Anonymous 2012-09-01 00:28
Devonport were poor last night scoreline flattered them
-6 #3 Anonymous 2012-08-31 16:10
For the Deveonport goal - If that was a free kick, was the rangers man not the last man? therefore a red card?. Hard to tell form the footage though didnt see ay other rangers players close to that
+1 #2 Rang Tang 2012-08-31 13:55
What a load with that penalty but whats done is done rangers were the better side on the night and they deserve to go though all the best to them in the final and next year in the V league...
+5 #1 A.D. 2012-08-31 13:54
Goals at http://youtu.be/GRZWIwxM0r0

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