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:  New Town Eagles' Michael Anderson shields the ball from NTC's Isaac Kenyi [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Men’s Section A, Pool C, Warrior Park, Saturday, 16 February 2013)

New Town Eagles 5 (N Pitchford 40, 82, B Whitehall 47, R John 52, og)

FFT/NTC 1 (Kenyi)

HT: 1-0   Att: 250   Ref: I Jozeljic

New Town Eagles: Minty;  Bunt, Anderson, Nutting, N Pitchford, Josh Quan, Jordan Quan, John, Shabaneh, Whitehall, Hudson (Subs:  Rojahn, Stalker)

FFT/NTC: Prendergast;  Eyles, Kemp, Kenyi, McClung, Ortmann, Pizzirani, Schmidt, Stevens,Thomas, Wilson (Subs:  Hope, Lesek, Urquhart, Witte, Pritchard)


Photo:  Zebras defend against South in a crowded penalty area [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Men’s Section B, Pool A, Warrior Park, Saturday, 16 February 2013)

South Hobart 5 (J Williamson 15, 65, H Thomas 34, M Clarke 60, C Downes 70)

Tilford Zebras 1 (L Warrener 39)

HT: 2-1  Att: 100   Ref: B Cornish (M Thain)

South Hobart: Moncur;  Chorny, M Clarke, N Clarke, C Di Martino, Hall, Merkuzic, Nugent, Stevens, Thomas, Williamson (Subs:  Walter, Wright, C Downes)

Tilford Zebras: Siedler;  Ackerley, Binning, Dingjan, Fraraccio, Heffernan, Hollow, Hughes, A Lapolla, Muller, Viney (Subs:  Dand, Fleming, Hope, Warrener)


Photo:  Eduardo Garza Cabello awaiting clearance to join University [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Men’s Section A, Pool C, Warrior Park, Saturday, 16 February 2013)

University 1 (P Watts)

Beachside 5 (A Gordon, S Atem, D Brown, C Paske, T Gordon)

HT: 0-2   Att: 60   Ref: S Natoli

University: Hoystead;  H Booth, Frank, De Paoli, Hewson, Hindmarsh, Lynch, Merry, Oriol, Otto, Watts (Subs:  Gatward, Rietveld)

Beachside: Burden;  Willcock, Westland, Pullen, Neilson, Jarvis, T Gordon, A Gordon, Brown, Brazendale, Atem (Subs:  Davis, Gaskell, Hall, Paske)


Photo:  Olympia's new keeper, Juan Cale Toro, showed he is a class act [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Senior Men Section B, Pool B, Warrior Park, Friday, 15 February 2013)

Olympia Warriors 6 (S Page 5, W Page 15, og 24, G Ochaya 34, P Kantzos 44, J Griffiths 50)

Glenorchy Knights 0

HT: 5-0   Att: 150   Ref: J Priest

Olympia Warriors: Cale Toro;  Almeida, Griffiths, Hickey, Kupsch, Mason, Y Mohamad, S Page, W Page, Vafakos, Wilcock (Subs:  Browning, Kantzos, McDonald, Ochaya, Piesse)

Glenorchy Knights: B Holmes;  B Ayres, Buga, Gill, D Holmes, Jafari, Kamano, Kilpatrick, M Robb, S Robb, Thorne (Subs:  Harris, Jacob, Mazey, Moore)


Photo:  The Lions' Nick Hill shoots for goal as Zebras' Jacob Clamp tries to catch him [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Men’s Section A, Pool D, Warrior Park, Saturday, 16 February 2013)

Tilford Zebras 2 (A McKeown 15, J Welch 82)

Kingborough Lions United 1 (D Cowen 67)

HT: 1-0   Att: 250   Ref: C Phillips

Tilford Zebras: Kay  -  Toghill, Page, Cox, Luttrell  -  MacDonald, Clark, Woodford  -  Clamp, McKeown, Welch (Subs:  Malcolm, Fagg, Smith, Palmer, Dand)

Kingborough Lions United: Leamey  -  Hill, Herweynen, Cuthbertson, Cooper  -  Hawkins, Marchioli, T Pearce, Schuth  -  Cowen, Collins (Subs:  Davis Farquhar, Palmer, Bilson)


Photo:  Taroona's Llewyn Tubb crosses the ball in the game against Clarence United today [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Men’s Section A)

Pool B and D crossover match

Clarence United 0 lost to Taroona 3 (M Haslewood, T Dove, D Abbott)


Photo:  Rangers' Billy Luate and South's Lucas Hill in a race for the ball [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Men’s Section A, Pool B, Warrior Park, Saturday, 16 February 2013)

South Hobart 1 (C Rogers 35)

Northern Rangers 1 (T Hingston 87)

HT: 1-0   Penalty Shootout: 4-1  Att: 250   Ref: K Barker

South Hobart: Ferguson  -  Ludford, Lewis, Hill, Williams  -  Hickey, Hye Min Yun, Hunt  -  Rogers, Fielding, Morton (Subs:  Hall, Moncur, Thomas, Wain)

Northern Rangers: Phillips  -  A McIntyre, Tuma, Hingston, McCarragher  -  Rigby, De Schipper, P Lanau-Atkinson, N Lanau-Atkinson  -  Tams, Luate (Subs:  Anderson, Beard, Lichtendonk, Towns)


Photo:  Northern Rangers' Luke Tuma (left) almost kicks South Hobart's Nick Morton in the head [PlessPix]

Summer Cup Men’s Section A

Pool B

South Hobart 1 (C Rogers 35) drew with Northern Rangers 1 (T Hingston 87)

(South Hobart won penalty shoot-out 4-1.  South scored through H Ludford, C Rogers, C Williams, S Hickey.  Northern Rangers scored through D Schipper.  Missed penalties by G Tams and L Tuma)