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:  Midfield action from tonight's game [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras beat Derwent United 5-0 in a friendly at Olinda Grove this evening.

All seven imports were on view for Derwent United, as well as several local players.


Photo:  NTC Tasmania coach, Dean May [PlessPix]

An international youth tournament, the Trans-Tasman Cup, starts at Olinda Grove tomorrow [Thursday].

Featuring five sides from Australia and New Zealand, the event is hosted by Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) and runs until Sunday.


Photo: It's all eyes on the ball as Clarence United defend against Taroona at Warrior Park [PlessPix]

This occasional section will feature photos that didn't make the match reports.

Included will be action shots and human and other interest photos.


Photo:  Taroona keeper Des Parsell snatches the ball just ahead of Clarece's Emmanuel Tsakiris [PlessPix]

(Southern Summer Cup, Group B, Sunday, 19 February 2012)

Clarence United 4 (E Tsakiris 62, 90, 90+1, Hoppitt 67)

Taroona 0

HT: 0-0   Att: 100   Ref: D Gadd

Clarence United: Cornish;  Cannamela, Hedge, Hoppitt, Stevens, Malcolm, Brown, E Tsakiris, A McIntyre, Toghill, Aldridge (Interchange:  Richardson, Kunwar, S Reibel, W Reibel)

Taroona: Parsell;  Darragh Carey, Young, Tubb, Atkinson, H Luttmer, E Luttmer, James, Loftus, Dove, Wright (Interchange:  Burgess, Cherry, O’Donovan)


Photo:  The Zebras' Paul Palmer (left) sprints away from Beachside's Liam Brown [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras have signed a 21-year-old Welshman and he made his debut on Saturday in the reserves section of the Summer Cup competition.

Paul Palmer is a central defender who has recently arrived in Australia.


Photo:  Marchioli nets a penalty for the Lions [PlessPix]

(Southern Summer Cup, Group B, Sunday, 19 February 2012)

Kingborough Lions United 8 (Marchioli 16 pen, 22, 25, 45, Cooper 27, 83, 90, Davies 43)

Nelson Eastern Suburbs 0

HT: 6-0   Att: 80   Ref: I Jozeljic

Kingborough Lions United: Leamey;  D Pearce, Palmer, Iseli, Cuthbertson, Hawkins, Bevan, Marchioli, McDonald, Cowen, Schuth (Interchange:  Cooper, Otto, Farquhar, Davies, Dand)

Nelson Eastern Suburbs: DeCarpentier;  Ireland, Rhys Endall, Lange, Ryan Endall, E Brighella, Stalker, Hanley, Fone, Lenck, J Brighella (Interchange:  Caulfield, Flood, Cornish, Mills, Hennessey)


Photo:  Beachside's Anthony Grzinic clears the ball ahead of Tilford Zebras' Aaron Brazendale [PlessPix]

(Southern Summer Cup, Group D, Saturday, 18 February 2012)

Tilford Zebras 6 (Brazendale 3, own-goal 15 67, Fagg 31, Welch 34, Barabara 37)

Beachside (Stoneman 22)

HT: 5-1   Att: 100   Ref: S Collins

Tilford Zebras: Minty;  P Foley-Donoghue, Smith, Telega, Wilcock, J Foley-Donoghue, S McIntyre, Cripps, Brazendale, Fagg, Self (Interchange:  Welch, F Lapolla, Heggie, Barabara)

Beachside: Lowe;  Neilson, Grzinic, Westland, Pullen, Brown, Knight, Henderson, Jarvis, Gordon, Stoneman (Interchange:  Douglas, Doran, Burdon, Fazackerly, Ikin, McManus)


Photo:  Taroona's Marcus Atkinson tackles a Clarence opponent [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors, Kingborough Lions United, South Hobart and Tilford Zebras are in the box seats as far as qualifying for the semi-finals of the Southern Summer Cup competition is concerned after the weekend’s matches.

Glenorchy Knights, New Town Eagles, Clarence United and Hobart United also have a chance, but they will need to win their remaining games convincingly and hope other results go their way.

The current group standings are listed below.