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:  Olympia players celebrate one of their 10 goals against Beachside [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Men’s Section B, Pool B, Warrior Park, Sunday, 24 February 2013)

Olympia Warriors 10 (A Browning 3, 21, 31, 43, W Page 25, J Griffiths 47 pen, G Ochaya 64, 69, 70, J Herbert 82)

Beachside 1 (J Doran 40)

HT: 5-1   Att: 100   Ref: J Priest

Olympia Warriors: Voss;  Vafakos, W Page, S Page, Ochaya, Mohamad, Kupsch, Hickey, Griffiths, Browning Almeida (Interchange:  Herbert, Kantzos, McDonald, Piesse)

Beachside: Burdon;  Davis, Doran, Fazackerley, Frame, Howarth, Kelly, D Lapolla, McManus, Powell, Symmons (Interchange:  Shephard, Venettacci, Seckington)


Photo:  Beachside's Adam Powell halts an Olympia attack [PlessPix]

Olympia top Pool B in the Men’s Section B of the Summer Cup competition after this resounding 10-1 win over third-placed Beachside.

Beachside had no answer to the Olympia onslaught and trailed 5-1 at the interval before conceding another five goals in the second half.

Aaron Browning, the former Clarence United player, netted four goals in this game, while Gift Ochaya, formerly with Hobart United, scored a hat-trick.


Photo:  Beachside's Jacob Kelly clears the ball [PlessPix]

Beachside paraded some notable veterans, including Adam Powell from Kingborough Lions United and James Symmons from Tilford Zebras, but although accomplished defenders in their day, they could not stem the tide.

Olympia included some young players with previous senior experience and they completely dominated this match.


Photo:  Olympia's Aaron Browning (left) topped the scoring with four goals [PlessPix]


Photo:  Beachside's Ben Davis (right) in pursuit of an Olympia attacker [PlessPix]


Photo:  Beachside's Jacob Kelly (left) tries to half an Olympia counter-attack [PlessPix]


Photo:  Beachside's Lewis Fazackerley tackles an Olympia opponent [PlessPix]


Photo:  Beachside's Lewis Fazackerley passes to team-mate Shaun McManus (No.9) [PlessPix]


+2 #7 anonymous 2013-03-01 12:33
#6 gosh lucky they played otherwise could have been 12 goals .
+5 #6 anonymous 2013-03-01 05:29
#3 good to see the 3 zebra boys playing at a top level in the beachside reserves and making them a more competitive team.
-8 #5 Anonymous 2013-02-28 11:04
Obviously not with a scoreline like that!Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Jacob Kelly:
The sixth photo is not of me Walter, but thanks for the credit!

I thought you played well young man. Keep it up.
+8 #4 Anonymous 2013-02-28 07:57
Quoting Jacob Kelly:
The sixth photo is not of me Walter, but thanks for the credit!

I thought you played well young man. Keep it up.
+3 #3 anonymous 2013-02-28 06:07
Simmo and Adrian black and green just doesn't do it for you boys , now black n white different story lol .
-5 #2 Darren Anderton 2013-02-28 04:05
I wouldn't have thought there was any credit to be derived from a scoreline like that?
+9 #1 Jacob Kelly 2013-02-27 23:52
The sixth photo is not of me Walter, but thanks for the credit!

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