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:  Justin Rooke (left), Managing Director of Tilford Auto Group, and Tilford Zebras president Nick Di Giovanni with the Zeljko Kalac signed shirt [PlessPix]

The auctioning of a Zeljko Kalac goalkeeping shirt, signed by the former Socceroo, was one of the highlights of the Tilford Zebras ‘Black-and-White Ball’ at the Australian Italian Club on Saturday night.

Another highlight was the presence of former Hobart Juventus stars from the 1960s and 1970s.


Photo:  Clarence's Ryan Thurley (right) tries to get past South Hobart's Ned Clarke [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

South Hobart 7 (M Clarke 15, D Hall 53, 73, 76, M Ambrose 71, H Thomas 83, J Williamson 87) beat Clarence United 1 (R Thurley 36)


Photo:  Eagles' Lagu (left) tackles University's Hye Min Yun in today's SPL match. Yun, the former South Hobart player, scored the opener after just 32 seconds. [PlessPix]

Victory League

Launceston City 3 (M Hawksley 2, A Campbell 54, L Pender 76) drew with Glenorchy Knights 3 (J Hey 18 pen, 26 pen, 40)

Devonport City 5 (B Denehey 2, 4, B Mann 11, M Holden 19, K Mulraney 79) beat. Northern Rangers 2 (N Lanau-Atkinson 17, A Luate 68)

Olympia Warriors 2 (C Kumpulainen 75, W Wadawu 90) lost to South Hobart 4 (N Morton 26, 66, J Templin 29, Mizael 86)


Photo:  Tilford Zebras coach Tommy Fotak said his side can still improve [PlessPix]

(Victory League, KGV Park, Friday, 28 June 2013)

Tilford Zebras 5 (A McKeown 19, 56, J Ladic 43, A Cairns 48, A Clark 89)

Kingborough Lions United 1 (A Telega og 59)

HT:  2-0   Att:  120   Ref:  P Galloway

Tilford Zebras:  Norval  -  Toghill, Telega, Clamp, K Engels  -  P Palmer (Page 70), Cairns (S McIntyre 85), Ladic  -  Clark, Leszczynski, McKeown  (Subs not used:  Kay, N MacDonald)

Kingborough Lions United:  Leamey  -  A Hinkley, Cuthbertson (W Davis 70), Cooper, D Pearce  -  Hawkins, Bilson, M Palmer, J Davis  -  T Pearce (Cowen 59), T McDonald  (Subs not used:  Duncan, Verdouw)


Photo:  Tilford Zebras' Jonathan Ladic after the game with ice packs on both Achilles tendons [PlessPix]

Victory League

Tilford Zebras 5 (A McKeown 19, 56, J Ladic 43, A Cairns 48, A Clark 89) beat Kingborough Lions United 1 (A Telega og 59)


Photo:  Luigi Fraraccio (shown chesting the ball against Beachside) played in goal for Zebras last weekend but returns to the outfield against Kingborough this weekend [PlessPix]

Beachside will be without Brett Pullen and Michael Connolly when they meet fifth-placed Olympia Warriors at 4.30pm at Sandown Park tomorrow.

The Southern Premier League leaders will bring in former South Hobart player Michael McGoldrick, as well as Campbell Stewart and Callan Paske.


Photo:  South Hobart's Lucas Hill (left) will be tested by the Warriors [PlessPix]

Victory League leaders South Hobart face a tricky game away to third-placed Olympia Warriors at 7pm on Saturday at Warrior Park.

But, South Hobart have points to play with and, even if they do go down, it would only be a minor hiccup in their road to the title.


Photo:  FFT CEO John Boulous answers your questions [PlessPix]