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:  Kingborough's Danny Cowen controls the ball ahead of Knights' Andrew Robb [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)


Photo:  Kingborough's Joel Schuth races away as Knights' Jayden Hey gives chase [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

Glenorchy Knights 0 lost to Kingborough Lions United 1 (D Cooper 1)

Olympia Warriors 6 (H Woolley, own-goal, J Fielding 2, W Wadawu 2) beat University 1 (P Watts)

Beachside will have Tim Stoneman and Luke Atkin available for their meeting with Taroona at Sandown Park tomorrow at 2.30pm.

Stoneman was injured after being kicked in the face and suffering a broken nose back in round 1 in the match against Metro.

With leaders Devonport City having the bye in the Forestry Tasmania Northern Premier League this weekend, second-placed Northern Rangers can take over at the top if they beat sixth-placed Launceston City at home at the NTCA Ground at 8pm tonight.


Photo:  Chris Hey's Glenorchy Knights side faces two tough encounters this long weekend [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League leaders South Hobart may extend their lead at the top of the ladder this weekend.

They currently lead second-placed New Town Eagles by 2 points.


Photo:  The two coaches and FFT CEO John Boulous at this morning's media conference [PlessPix]

Next Monday’s Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy final will be unique in that both coaches have sons playing in their teams.

Nathan Pitchford, the New Town Eagles goalkeeper, is the son of Eagles coach Stephen Pitchford, while Glenorchy Knights’ utility player, Jayden Hey, is the son of coach Chris Hey.


Photo:  Ashley Glynn is a central-midfielder but has been playing on the left for Metro [PlessPix]

Ashley Glynn played well for Metro on Saturday, but the side still went down 2-1 away to Nelson Eastern Suburbs at North Warrane.

The 30-year-old central-midfielder is one of two Irishmen at Metro, the other being 26-year-old striker-cum-midfielder Craig Murray.