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:  Tom Loftus (second from right) is congratulated by his Taroona team-mates after opening the scoring against New Town Eagles [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League, KGV Park, Wednesday, 21 August 2013)

New Town Eagles 1 (S Lagu 66)

Taroona 9 (T Loftus 17, 46, 63, S James 22, D Abbott 56, F Kang 61, 89, H Luttmer 79, E Luttmer 82)

HT:  0-2   Att:  25   Ref:  J Hortle

New Town Eagles:  Graham  -  B Ayres, McDonald, Lagu, Liderth  -  Jordan Quan, Shabaneh, Nutting, John  -  Buga, A Ayres  (Subs not used:  Burns, Idstrom)

Taroona:  Burridge  -  Tubb, Schaap, Stevens, Young  -  Macgregor, E Luttmer, James (H Luttmer 75)  -  Kang, Loftus (Dove 66), Abbott  (Subs not used:  Quigley, S Kang)


Photo:  Beachside's Brett Pullen (partly obscured and in black leggings) sends Zebras' Adam McKeown tumbling as Zebras' Ethan Engels (No.9) complains to the referee [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League, KGV Park, Tuesday, 20 August 2013)

Tilford Zebras 2 (E Engels 38 pen, A McKeown 86)

Beachside 2 (B Whitehall 50, A Brazendale 86)

HT:  1-0   Att:  50   Ref:  K Barker

Tilford Zebras:  Siedler;  Luttrell, Smith, Muller, Palmer, Warrener, Welch, K Engels, McDonald, McKeown, E Engels  (Subs:  Dingjan, Fraraccio, Heffernan)

Beachside:  Soszynski;  Gaskell, Pullen, Connolly, Willcock, Hall, A Gordon, T Gordon, Jarvis, Brazendale, Whitehall  (Subs:  Paske, Moore, Doran, Westland)


Photo:  Action from tonight's game between Eagles and Taroona [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

New Town Eagles 1 (S Lagu 66) lost to Taroona 9 (T Loftus 17, 46, 63, S James 22, D Abbot 56, F Kang 61, 89, H Luttmer 79, E Luttmer 82)

Taroona must beat New Town Eagles at 8pm at KGV Park today of they are to hold on to their slim hopes of pipping Beachside for the Southern Premier League title.

Beachside drew 2-2 with third-placed Tilford Zebras last night and are 9 points ahead of Taroona, who have two games in hand.


Photo:  Les Broadbent...his funeral was held in Hobart on Monday

The death occurred in Hobart last week of Les Broadbent, a well-known identity on the Tasmanian football scene for many decades.

Les, who was 89, was the grandfather of NTC coach Mark Broadbent and was an avid Leeds United fan.


Photo:  Beachside's Alex Gordon clears upfield ahead of Zebras' Ethan Engels [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

Tilford Zebras 2 (E Engels 38 pen, A McKeown 86) drew with Beachside 2 (B Whitehall 50, A Brazendale 85)

Beachside can move to within a point of clinching the Southern Premier League title if they beat third-placed Tilford Zebras at 8pm at KGV Park today.

Beachside currently lead second-placed Taroona by 8 points, but Taroona have a game in hand.  Taroona have four matches remaining and Beachside three.


Photo:  South Hobart hold aloft the Victory League trophy [PlessPix]

South Hobart were presented with the inaugural Victory League trophy on Sunday after their 2-1 win over Olympia Warriors at South Hobart.

The title had been won the previous week, but the trophy presentation ceremony was delayed until South Hobart’s last home league game of the season.