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:  A chase for the ball in the Under-19 Cup Final [PlessPix]

(Under-19s Statewide Cup Final, KGV Park, Monday, 11 June 2012)

Clarence United 1 (A Browning 38)

Kingborough Lions United 0

HT: 1-0   Att: 100   Ref: J Ballard

Clarence United: W Reibel;  Naden, Browning, Kingston, Dyson, Hardwick, Aldridge, Finlay, Aitken, D Brown, Harrison, Bessell, Randall, Hayes, Reading, C Brown

Kingborough Lions United: Davie;  Street, Rintoul, Rodgers, Denehey, Scott, Ewing, Verdouw, Elliston, Fisher, Ojwija, Gatward, Sanderson, Souter, Hartog, Kingsbury


Photo:  Marko Begovic was a hard-working committeeman of Glenorchy Knights [PlessPix]

Marko Begovic, 66, a former Glenorchy Knights committeeman and loyal supporter of the club, has passed away while on holiday in Croatia.

His sons Marijan and Janko and daughter Elena all played for Glenorchy Knights.


Photo:  A Clarence free-kick flies just wide of the Olympia goal [PlessPix]

(Women’s State-wide Cup Final, KGV Park, Monday, 11 June 2012)

Olympia Warriors 2 (R Cavaretta 41, S Fitzgerald 66)

Clarence United 1 (S Nellis 60)

HT: 1-0   Att: 350   Ref: C Cox-Haines

Olympia Warriors: Ottavi;  Jones, Nettlefold, Breakey, McNeill, Chambers, Hale, Cantrell, O’Brien, R Cavaretta, E Vienna-Hallam, Fitzgerald, N Cavaretta, Goldmsith, Tye

Clarence United: VanderNiet;  Archer, E Nellis, Berry, Lilley, S Nellis, D Kannegiesser, Ridler, Davison, Undy, Crocxker, Johnson, Gillbee, Roy, Goss, McLeod


Photo:  Bradley Lakoseljac takes the toss before the match [PlessPix]

(Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Final, KGV Park, Monday, 11 June 2012)

Glenorchy Knights 3 (Dawes 3, Marney 16, Strang 52)

New Town Eagles 2 (Leszczynski 31 pen, Scott 70)

HT: 2-1   Att: 750   Ref: K Barker (I Jozeljic 90)

Glenorchy Knights: Le Rossignol  -  J Hey, Johnson (Robb 82), Holmes, Clay  -  Griffin, Huigsloot, Dawes (Nowicki 72), Marney  -  Strang, Letiko  (Subs not used:  Peter, Roberts, Sherman)

New Town Eagles: N Pitchford  -  Clark, Cox, Page, Anderson  -  Whitehall (Quan 90+2), Scott, Hudson, Collins (Marshall 62)  -  McKeown, Leszczynski  (Subs not used:  Bunt, Bates, J Clamp)


Photo:  Knights' Callen Griffin about tom tackle Eagles' Liam Scott [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)


Photo:  Olympia defend their goal against Clarence [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)