Who Is Walter Pless?

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A teacher by profession, but is now in his 37th 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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Women’s State-wide Cup

New Town Eagles 0-11 Olympia Warriors

Clarence United 3-2 Somerset

Ulverstone 4-4 Tilford Zebras (Zebras won 8-4 in extra-time)

Devonport City 1-10 Launceston City

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Photo:  Olympia keeper Rob Kay is forced to punch thge ball to safety [PlessPix]

(Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Quarterfinal, Kelvedon Park, Saturday, 5 May 2012)

Taroona 5 (G Hamilton 40, 42, 69, S James 47, E Luttmer 50 pen)

Olympia Warriors 3 (J Fielding 5, H Woolley 72, C Kumpulainen 88)

HT: 2-1   Att: 100   Ref: B Kopra

Taroona: Burridge  -  Tubb, Young, Wright, Darragh Carey (Parsell)  -  Dove (Haslewood), Luttmer, Burgess, Cherry, James  -  Hamilton  (Subs not used:  Loftus, Sagawa)

Olympia Warriors: Kay  -  Phillips, Begovic, Taylor, Mohamad (Kumpulainen 46)  -  Thurley (Wadawu 46), Fielding, Mason, Meredith  -  Grillas (Page 75), Woolley  (Sub not used:  Voss)

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Photo:  Olympia's Nick Meredith (right) under pressure from Taroona's Toby Dove [PlessPix]

Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Quarterfinals

Taroona 5 (G Hamilton 40, 42, 69, E Luttmer 50 pen, S James 47) beat Olympia Warriors 3 (J Fielding 5, H Woolley 72, Kumpulainen 88)

South Hobart 9 (A Brennan 28, 31, 55, 68, 77, Mizael 68, 74, Postma 80, Hickey 85) beat Tilford Zebras 1 (K Engels 51)

New Town Eagles 1 (A McKeown 80) beat Clarence United 0

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Photo:  The Lions' Marcello Marchioli controls the ball ahead of the Knights' Callen Griffin [PlessPix]

(Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Quarterfinal, KGV park, Friday, 4 May 2012)

Glenorchy Knights 7 (A Marney 24, 63, J Hey 36, C Griffin 51, 62, J Huigsloot 59 pen, J Dawes 90)

Kingborough Lions United 1 (D Cowen 55)

HT: 2-0   Att: 90   Ref: K Barker

Glenorchy Knights: Le Rossignol  -  Nowicki (Robb 78), Johnson, Holmes, Roberts  -  Marney, Huigsloot (Marsh 64), Griffin (Griffin 71), Hey  -  Letiko, Strang  (Subs not used:  Clay, Peter)

Kingborough Lions United: Duncan  -  Palmer (Bilson 46), Cuthbertson (Herweynen 67), Iseli, Hawkins  -  Di Falco, Marchioli (F Kang 64), D Pearce, Schuth  -  Cowen, Farquhar  (Subs not used:  J Otto, Leamey)

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Photo:  Knights' Jacob Huigsloot sandwiched between the Lions' Michael palmer (left) and Martin Farquhar [PlessPix]

Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Quarterfinal

Glenorchy Knights 7 (A Marney 24, 63, J Hey 36, C Griffin 51, 62, J Huigsloot 59 pen, J Dawes 90) beat Kingborough Lions United 1 (D Cowen 55)

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Photo:  Craig Minty will be in goal for Tilford Zebras but will be hoping he doesn't have to pick this many balls out of his net [PlessPix]

The quarterfinals of the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy this weekend are all too close to predict and any of the eight sides could make it through to the semi-finals.

The first quarterfinal is scheduled to kick off at 7pm today at KGV Park when Glenorchy Knights host Kingborough Lions United.

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Photo:  Danny Chadderton after training last night [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras have signed 28-year-old Englishman Daniel Chadderton and hope to have him cleared and signed in time for Saturday’s Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy quarterfinal match against South Hobart.

Chadderton, a striker, has played here before  -  under the name Daniel White.