Who Is Walter Pless?

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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:  Southern FC have a shot against Olympia Warriors [PlessPix]

(Men’s Social League Summer Cup Final, KGV park, Saturday, 10 March 2012)

Olympia Warriors 2 (N Vavoulas 35 pen, 47 pen)

Southern FC 1 (B Nelson 11 pen)

HT: 0-1   Att: 100   Ref: A Cooke

Olympia Warriors: Behrakis;  Kaponas, Ward, Castenada, Clutterbuch, Kydas, Vergiris, A Tsakiris, N Vavoulas, Ubaldi, Tellyros  (Interchange:  Muskett, Tarros, Exaihakos)

Southern FC: Laning;  Margetts, Taglieri, M Taban, Pepper, Becker, Mannasseh, De Vries, Gwolo, Nelson, F Kenyi  (Interchange:  Lumago, Lodiong, Noble, Causon, M Mohamad)

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Photo:  The referee, Charles White, address the Olympia team before the reserves final [PlessPix]

(Reserves Summer Cup Final, KGV Park, Saturday, 10 March 2012)

South Hobart 2 (S Kang 10, D Hall 60, M McGoldrick 62)

Olympia Warriors 0

HT: 1-0   Att: 200   Ref: C White

South Hobart: Moncur;  Denard, Wardle, Skalkos, F Collins, Ross, McGoldrick, Wain, F Kanga, S Kanga, M Clarke  (Interchange:  J Gasparinatos, C Di Martino, Hall, Nugent, Devine)

Olympia Warriors: Kay;  Almeida, Fry, Herbert, D Hickey, C McDonald, Pangrazzi, Vafakos, Piesse, Woolley, Walker  (Interchange:  Hudson, Maxwell, Pavlovic-Hobba)

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Photo:  Zebras' Seth Otte gets his pass away as he is challenged by Kingborough's Marcello Marchioli [PlessPix]

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(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)

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Photo:  Olympia are presented with their trophy by Andrew Wilkie MHR [PlessPix]

http://youtu.be/ZqDdHIWlyjo

(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)

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Photo:  Dancing with the ball in the Olympia versus Derwent game [PlessPix]

Launceston City was the only one of four northern clubs in action to progress to the first-round proper of the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy State-wide knock-out competition from Monday’s preliminary round of eight matches.

City won 3-2 away against southern League One outfit Metro at North Chigwell.

Derwent United made an inauspicious start to their 2012 season when they lost 12-0 away to Olympia Warriors despite having six of their eight Asian imports on view.

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Photo:  Olympia score against the NTC in the Women's Final [PlessPix]

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(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)

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Photo:  Metro's Kye McQueen (right) tries to stop Launceston City's Nick Goodwin [PlessPix]

Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy (Preliminary Round)

Metro 2 (T George 46, 50) lost to Launceston City 3 (A Macri 7 pen, 74 pen, A Sciulli 68)

Kingborough Lions United 3 (T Pearce 2, M Farquhar) beat Burnie United 0

Andy Brennan scored four goals as South Hobart beat Ulverstone 5-0 in Sunday’s Steve Hudson Cup final to claim the trophy for a fifth year in succession.

Brennan gave South a 1-0 lead at the break but it wasn’t until late in the match that Hugh Ludford made it 2-0 with a long-range shot.