Who Is Walter Pless?

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:  Olympia's Mexican recruit Eduardo Cabello came on in the second half but could not swing the game in their favour [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

NTC 4 (V Kamano 17, 18, 49, D McClung 75 pen) beat Olympia Warriors 1 (C McDonald 81)

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Photo (L-R):  Stephen Pitchford of Tilford Zebras, Juan Cale and coach Glen McNeill of Olympia Warriors at today's media conference [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras will be desperate to get their first points of the Victory League season when they take on Olympia Warriors at KGV Park at 3.30pm on Sunday in the main feature of a double-header.

The curtain-raiser at 1pm is between Kingborough Lions United and Glenorchy Knights.

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Photo:  University had a good turnout at training at Olinda Grove last night [PlessPix]

If you want to see a good game of football, come and watch the NTC play Olympia Warriors in the Southern Premier League at 8pm at KGV Park today.

The NTC youngsters may be only 10th and Olympia Warriors 9th in the 12-team competition, but both sides play exciting football that restores one’s faith in the game and in the youth that is progressing through the ranks.

(Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Quarterfinals, KGV Park, Monday, 1 April 2013)

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Photo:  Tilford Zebras' Jacob Clamp (left) prepares to halt Devonport City's Brayden Mann [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras 3 (Self 7, Ladic 11, Leszczynski 74)

Devonport City 1 (Holden 89)

HT: 2-0   Att: 600   Ref: B Kopra

Tilford Zebras: Kay  -  Fagg, Palmer, Cox, Page  -  Self (Malcolm 83), Clamp, Ladic, Clark  -  Leszczynski, McKeown (MacDonald 75)  (Subs not used:  Smith, Telega, Dand)

Devonport City: C Eaves  -  Gorrie, Mulraney, Gratton (Holden 66), A Foote  -  B Eaves (Simon Wilson 86), B Foote, Stone, Mann  -  McKenna, McGinn (Ashdown 73)  (Sub not used:  Chilcott)

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Photo:  Injured Glenorchy Knights goalkeeper Michael McKenna, pictured here with team-mate Harry Booth, watches his side in cup action on Easter Monday [PlessPix]

1.  Glenorchy Knights may be on the way to retaining their Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy

Glenorchy Knights beat South Hobart 1-0 in the quarterfinals against all the odds.

They had goalkeeping problems following injuries to Michael McKenna and Sam Cornish on Saturday.

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Photo:  Zebras keeper Rob Kay watches the ball flash across his goal as Devonport's Chris McKenna races in at the left-hand post [PlessPix]

Victory League

Launceston City v Kingborough Lions United

http://youtu.be/oQCoCCGYBwA

Glenorchy Knights v Northern Rangers

http://youtu.be/h2axtYWEcwM

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Photo:  Beachside get in a shot against Clarence United today [PlessPix]

South Hobart’s under-15s qualified for the Manchester United Premier Cup Pacific Finals today when they won a four-team tournament at KGV Park.

Football Federation Tasmania were offered a place for an under-15 side in this tournament to be held in Sydney at the end of April.

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Photo:  A packed Knights defence holds firm against South Hobart [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras, Taroona, Olympia Warriors and holders Glenorchy Knights are in the semi-finals of the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy State-wide competition.

There are no northern representatives left after Monday’s quarterfinals, while Taroona is the only second-tier club through to the semi-finals.