Who Is Walter Pless?

Walter_Pless

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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Photo:  NTC No. 7 on the attack against Taroona's Jess Manuela (left) and Dot Raymond in the Premier Women's Reserves match today [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

Kingborough Lions United 0-7 South Hobart (M Ambrose 2, C Downes 2, H Thomas, C Wain, J Williamson)

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Photo:  Rangers' Patrick Lanau-Atkinson (left) chases Kingborough's Michael Palmer [PlessPix]

South Hobart increased their lead at the top of the Victory League to 15 points when they beat second-placed Devonport City 3-1 away at Valley Road today [Saturday].

Third-ranked Tilford Zebras moved level on points with Devonport City after overcoming bottom-side Launceston City 6-2 at home at KGV Park, but conceding those two goals cost Zebras second place on goal-difference.

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Photo:  Kingborough Lions United's Damian Pearce (right) gets a pass away befoer Northern Rnegrs' Agele Luate can intervene [PlessPix]

Victory League

Kingborough Lions United 1 (D Cowen 33) drew with Northern Rangers 1 (N Lanau-Atkinson 11)

Devonport City 1 (M Holden 90) lost to South Hobart 3 (C Ludlow 17, N Morton 58, 80)

Tilford Zebras 6 (A Clark 38, A McKeown 45, 66, K Engels 50, 70, J Ladic 89) beat Launceston City 2 (S Bin Sumaida 69, N Bartlett 83)

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Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Andrew Robb puts pressure on Olympia Warriors' Alex Holmes [PlessPix]

Victory League

Olympia Warriors 2 (N Meredith 23, A Holmes 62) beat Glenorchy Knights 0

Beachside must be favoured to beat second-last New Town Eagles at home at Kelvedon Park at 4.30pm tomorrow and stay at least 8 points clear at the top of the Southern Premier League standings.

Beachside welcome back Tom Gordon and Ben Gaskell but will be without Alex Gordon and Matthew Hall.

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Photo:  Spencer Prior is Tasmania's new technical director [PlessPix]

Football Federation Tasmania have reeled in a ‘live’ one.

Spencer Prior, 42, who played 30 games in the English Premier League for Manchester City, scoring four goals, is FFT’s new technical director.

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Photo:  Samuel Tubb is off to Brazil on Saturday [PlessPix]

Two Tasmanian youngsters are off to Brazil on Saturday to represent the Australian Futsal Association’s Under-16 national team in an international tournament.

Samuel Tubb, 15, and Austin Ashby, 16, will be away for just over two weeks.

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Photo:  Will Jun Choon retain his place in the Kingborough Lions line-up? [PlessPix]

Devonport City may have to beat Victory League champions South Hobart if they are to stay second on the Victory League standings by the end of the weekend.

Devonport are 3 points ahead of third-placed Tilford Zebras and have a better goal-difference, but the latter face bottom-side Launceston City and could run up a good score and sneak ahead of Devonport if the North-West Coast side lose.