Who Is Walter Pless?

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:  'The Tropicana' will host the Beachside versus Southern FC game today [PlessPix]

Second-placed Beachside can move to within a point of Southern League One leaders Derwent United today by beating fourth-ranked Southern FC at home at Sandown Park at 2.30pm.

Derwent United, who currently lead by 4 points, have the bye.

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Photo:  Kingborough's David Abbott shoots at goal as Olympia's Lee Mason tries to block [PlessPix]

(Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League, Warrior Park, Friday, 20 July 2012)

Olympia Warriors 3 (Fielding 5, 12, Wadawu 81)

Kingborough Lions United 2 (Schuth 67, Cuthbertson 90+3)

HT: 2-0   Att: 100   Ref: I Jozeljic

Olympia Warriors: Nester  -  Tsakiris, Begovic, Stockdale, Phillips  -  Woolley, Mason (Mohamad 35), Kumpulainen, Meredith  -  Wadawu (Kunwar 82), Fielding  (Subs not used:  W Page, Voss)

Kingborough Lions United: Duncan  -  D Pearce, Cuthbertson, Iseli, Cooper (Davies 70)  -  Di Falco, T Pearce, Bevan, Abbott (Kang 46)  -  Schuth, Cowen  (Subs not used:  Farquhar, Palmer, Leamey)

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Photo:  Olympia's Josh Fielding is mobbed by team-mates after he put his side ahead against Kingborough [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

Olympia Warriors 3 (J Fielding 5, 12, W Wadawu 81) beat Kingborough Lions United 2 (J Schuth 67, N Cuthbertson 90+3)

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Photo:  Will the Zebras be lambs to the slaughter against South Hobart? [PlessPix]

South Hobart, the leaders in the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League competition, should beat fifth-placed Tilford Zebras at home at South Hobart on Saturday and apply further pressure on second-placed New Town Eagles, who trail by 3 points.

South Hobart beat Zebras 4-0 at this venue in the first round and then drew 0-0 at KGV Park in the second.

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Photo:  Glen McNeill has been very successful since taking over as coach of Olympia Warriors [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors defender Harry Taylor will undergo a complete knee reconstruction.

The English import slipped in the closing stages of Olympia’s 3-2 win over Tilford Zebras on Friday, 7 July, and badly twisted the knee.

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Photo:  Adam McKeown helps out his defence with a clearing header [PlessPix]

(Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League, Clare Street, Sunday, 15 July 2012)

New Town Eagles 1 (A McKeown 44)

Olympia Warriors 1 (B Phillips 57)

HT: 1-0   Att: 100   Ref: P Galloway

New Town Eagles: N Pitchford  -  Page, Cox, Marshall  -  Whitehall (Quan 84), Hudson, Scott, Clamp (Anderson 84), Collins  -  Leszczynski, McKeown  (Subs not used:  Bunt, Ingles)

Olympia Warriors: Nester  -  Y Mohamad (W Page 69), Begovic, P Tsakiris, Phillips  -  Woolley (Kunwar 77), Mason, Kumpulainen, Meredith  -  Wadawu, Fielding  (Subs not used:  Stockdale, Voss)

What do you think?

(a) Was it a goal?

(b) Did Pitchford get a touch and turn it onto the post?

(c) Should Olympia have been awarded a penalty?

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(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)