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:  Henry Fagg's header spells danger for the Olympia defence [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League, Warrior Park, Saturday, 17 March 2012)

Olympia Warriors 5 (Grillas 15, Meredith 23, Fielding 27, Walker 46, Phillips 80 pen)

Tilford Zebras 6 (Walsh 25, 35, 52, 60, 75, McIntyre 85)

HT: 4-2   Att: 200   Ref: K Barker

Olympia Warriors: Voss  -  W Page, A Mohamad (Stockdale 60), Y Mohamad, Phillips  -  S Page (Woolley 75), Fielding, Mason, Meredith  -  Grillas, Walker  (Subs not used:  Kay, McDonald, Fry)

Tilford Zebras: Minty  -  Smith, Palmer, Muller, Otte  -  Self, F Lapolla (McIntyre 31), J Foley-Donoghue, Fagg  -  Walsh, K Engels  (Subs not used:  L Fraraccio, Wilcock, Barabara, Siedler)


Photo:  Eagles' Jacob Clamp 'scores' but it is given off-side [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

Clarence United 2 (Reibel 73, Malcolm 87) lost to New Town Eagles 3 (Leszczynski 2, 4, 90+5)

Olympia Warriors 5 (Grillas 15, Meredith 23, Fielding 27, Walker 46, Phillips 80 pen) lost to Tilford Zebras 6 (Walsh 25, 35, 52, 60, 75, McIntyre 85)


Photo:  Glenorchy Knights, wearing their new strip, troop onto the pitch [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League, KGV Park, Friday, 16 March 2012)

Glenorchy Knights 2 (Strang 89, Huigsloot 90+2 pen)

South Hobart 3 (Brennan 67, 73, Mizael 72)

HT: 0-0   Att: 150   Ref: C Phillips

Glenorchy Knights: Peter  -  Huigsloot, Johnson (Dawes 65), Holmes, Clay  -  Marney (Kamano 79), Griffin (Marsh 46), Hey, Robb  -  Strang, Nowicki  (Subs not used:  Smith, Woodham)

South Hobart: Ferguson  -  Duffy, Bladel, Ludford, Williams  -  Di Falco (Mizael 58), Feral, Merkuzic, Eaves, Hickey (Postma 61)  -  Brennan  (Subs not used:  N Clarke, Moncur)


Photo:  Glenorchy Knights in their new strip for tonight's game [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

Glenorchy Knights 2 (Strang 89, Huigsloot (90+2 pen) lost to South Hobart 3 (Brennan 67, 73, Mizael 72)


Photo:  The captains of the eight Premier League clubs at the season launch at South Hobart on Thursday [Photo courtesy of Football Federation Tasmania]

South Hobart begin their defence of the Southern Premier League championship with a tricky game away against Glenorchy Knights at KGV Park at 8pm tomorrow [Friday].

Knights beat South 5-1 in a pre-season friendly the last time the teams met, but this will be different because it is for points.

And, South Hobart will be strengthened by the inclusion of their new Slovenian player, Uros Merkzvic, as well as Greg Duffy and Bobby Eaves, the latter having recovered from injury.


Photo:  The Derwent United side before kick-off [PlessPix]

(Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy, Preliminary Round, Warrior Park, Monday, 12 March 2012)

Olympia Warriors 12 (Phillips 4 pen, 79, Fielding 11, 46, 71, Wadawu 47, 90+6, Grillas 62, 67, Ubaldi 69, Mason 90+1, Meredith 90+3)

Derwent United 0

HT: 2-0   Att: 120   Ref: K Barker

Olympia Warriors: Voss;  Stockdale, Fielding, Grillas, Meredith, Mason, Y Mohamad, S Page, W Page, Phillips, Wadawu  (Subs:  Kay, Ubaldi, Ochaya, Woolley, A Mohamad)

Derwent United: McKenna  -  Gill, Cooper, Lawler, Daniel Jin, Don Jin Kim, Kawasaki, Ji Sung Lee, Yoon Sang Young, Seong Goan Kim, Soo Ho Park  (Subs:  Turner, Woods, Bagorski, Hostie)


Photo:  Launceston City's Nick Goodwin shoots past Metro keeper Neil Biggar [PlessPix]

(Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy, Preliminary Round, North Chigwell, Monday, 12 March 2012)

Metro 2 (T George 46, 59)

Launceston City 3 (A Macri 7 pen, 74 pen, A Sciulli 68)

HT: 0-1   Att: 80   Ref: S Collins

Metro: Biggar;  Vu, Chipping, Daniels, Gasparin, George, Murray, McQueen, Rozynski, Woodward, McGuinness  (Subs:  Leek, Land, Medhurst, Morrison, Herring)

Launceston City: Smith;  A Sciulli, Egan, Frost, Keddie, A Macri, Duncan, Morley, Dent, Jordaan, Goodwin  (Subs:  Nicholas, Beechey, Rossetto, Jones)


Photo:  Kingborough's Grace Constable (No.15) blocks a Clarence shot on the line [PlessPix]

(Women’s Social Summer Cup Final, KGV Park, Saturday, 10 March 2012)

Clarence United 3 (Pagano 45, McVilly 28 pen, 60+6)

Kingborough Lions United 2 (Hodgman 9, 46)

HT: 0-1  FT: 2-2   AET: 3-2   Att: 100   Ref: E Rosenkrantz

Clarence United: McVilly;  Davidson, Z Dixon, Downham, Herbert, Karas, Murdoch, Nellis, Pagano, Toghill, Weidinger  (Interchange:  Hall)

Kingborough Lions United: Furst;  Clydesdale, Constable, Cross, Dunnington, Eyels, Flukes, Hodgman, Hoskinson, Iseli, Young (Interchange:  Harms, Tonks, Vialle)