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:  Zebras' Adam McKeown (right) breaks away from South's Cameron Williams [PlessPix]

(Victory League, South Hobart Oval, Sunday, 26 May 2013)

South Hobart 1 (H Ludford 75)

Tilford Zebras 3 (M Page 11, A Leszczynski 40, A McKeown 70)

HT:  0-2   Att:  400   Ref:  S Natoli

South Hobart:  Ferguson  -  Ludford, Hill, Fielding [(Lewis 46) Stevens 93], Williams  -  Rogers (Hamlett 65), Hickey, Scott, Kanakaris  -  Hunt, Morton  [Sub not used:  Moncur]

Tilford Zebras:  Norval  -  Toghill, Telega, Clamp, Clark  -  Page, Cairns, Ladic  -  Leszczynski (Malcolm 93), McKeown, K Engels  (Subs not used:  Kay, Macdonald, Smith, Muller)


Photo:  Zebras celebrate Adam McKeown's goal against South Hobart [PlessPix]

Victory League

South Hobart 1 (H Ludford 75) lost to Tilford Zebras 3 (M Page 8, A Leszczynski 40, A McKeown 70)

Northern Rangers 2-2 Glenorchy Knights


Photo:  Kingborough's Trent Pearce (No.2) scores his side's second goal against Launceston City [PlessPix]

Victory League

Kingborough Lions United 4 (J Schuth 27, 71, T Pearce 37, M Farquhar 38) beat Launceston City 1 (S Bin Saumaida 47)

Devonport City 5 (B Mann 21, 30, 73, B Denehey 54, M Holden 58) beat Olympia Warriors 0


Photo:  The Knights' Alex Buga gets away with the ball as University's Peter Frank gives chase [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League, KGV Park, Friday, 24 May 2013)

Glenorchy Knights 3 (M Robb 33, B Kabangu 73, J Letiko 88)

University 1 (A Hindmarsh 84 pen)

HT:  1-0   Att:  100   Ref:  D Gadd

Glenorchy Knights:  McKenna (S Cornish 35)  -  Thorne, B Holmes, D Holmes, Clark (Jafari 66)  -  Hudson, Hey, Kabangu, M Robb  -  Buga (Moore 78), Letiko  (Subs not used:  Goldsworthy, Smith-Richardson)

University:  Jackson  -  Groom, Goold, Merry, Barnard  -  Macgregor (Abdul 87), Scott, Hindmarsh, Howcroft (Lam 66), Frank (Garland 60)  -  Watts  (Subs not used:  Hoysted, Williams)


Photo:  Knights' Blayne Hudson surrounded by University's Damien Scott and Miles Barnard [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

Glenorchy Knights 3 (M Robb 33, B Kabangu 73, J Letiko 88) beat University 1 (A Hindmarsh 84 pen)

Olympia Warriors 4-2 New Town Eagles


Photo:  Aaron Brazendale (right) has completed his suspension and will play for Beachside [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League leaders Beachside have signed Ben Whitehall from New Town Eagles and the winger has been included in their squad for Saturday’s match against sixth-placed South Hobart at Sandown Park at 4.30pm.

Aaron Brazendale and Taylor Nielson have also been included in what is a powerful Beachside outfit.


Photo (L-R):  Tommy Fotak and Adam McKeown of Tilford Zebras, and Lucas Hill and Ken Morton of South Hobart at today's media conference at FFT headquarters [PlessPix]

If fourth-placed Tilford Zebras do not beat leaders South Hobart at 2pm on Sunday at South Hobart Oval, the Victory League title is as good as South Hobart’s.

South Hobart could well be 7 points ahead of the pack by Sunday evening and they are unlikely to lose two, let alone three, games during the remainder of the league season.


Photo:  FFT CEO John Boulous is disappointed but optimistic [PlessPix]

There will be no A-League competitive match in Tasmania during the next season, the ninth of the competition.

There may be one of the usual pre-season friendlies, and Melbourne Victory are expected to spend a week in Tasmania, as they did last year.