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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S Hickey Johnson and Tsakiris

Photo:  Olympia's Emmanuel Tsakiris (right) eludes the Knights' Shae Hickey (left) and Sam Johnson [PlessPix]

Victory League (ANZAC Cup)

Glenorchy Knights 0 lost to Olympia Warriors 2 (E Tsakiris 1, B Phillips 37)

RSL Anzac Cup 24 Apr 2014

Photo:  The RSL Cup is the prize when Glenorchy Knights host Olympia Warriors tomorrow [PlessPix]

Glenorchy Knights host Olympia Warriors at KGV Park at 3pm tomorrow in Round 5 of the Victory League and, apart from 3 points for a win, the teams will be vying for the inaugural RSL ANZAC Day Cup, which has been donated by RSL Tasmania.

The best player in the game will be awarded a specially struck medallion.

R Welsh and Kalis

Photo:  FFT CEO Richard Welsh (left) and FFT competitions manager George Kalis, conduct today's semi-final draws [PlessPix]

The draw for the semi-finals of the various State-wide cup competitions was conducted at KGV Park at noon today.

Football Federation Tasmania CEO Richard Welsh, assisted by FFT competitions manager George Kalis, conducted the draw in front of media representatives.

N Cuthbertson and Hindmarsh

Photo:  Lions skipper Nick Cuthbertson (left) and University captain Aaron Hindmarsh (right) with the match officials for the toss [PlessPix]

A goal in stoppage time at the end of extra-time gave Kingborough Lions United a 2-1 away win over University yesterday and a place in the semi-finals of the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy State-wide competition.

The winner of this tournament will represent Tasmania in the new Football Federation Australia Cup competition.

A near miss

Photo:  University's Toby Macgregor (seated on ground) shoots narrowly wide [PlessPix]

Kingborough Lions United, Northern Rangers, South Hobart and Tilford Zebras qualified for the semi-finals of the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy State-wide competition with quarterfinal wins on Easter Monday.

The two remaining second-tier sides, Clarence United and University, succumbed to Victory League opponents.

Jin and J Merry

Photo:  University's Jon Merry (right) slides and dispossesses Kingborough's Seung Yong Jin [PlessPix]

Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Quarterfinals

University 1 (A Buga 49) lost to Kingborough Lions United 2 (T Young 40, 121)

Clarence United 0 lost to Tilford Zebras (A Leszczynski 16, M Hollow 40 og, B Hoti 78, M Page 80)

Northern Rangers 4 (S Brassington 2, H Thannhauser, A Edwards) beat Devonport City 1

Launceston City 1 lost to South Hobart 3 (D Hall, B Mann 2)

F Kenyi and Rogers and Phillips

Photo:  South Hobart's Cameron Rogers (orange shirt) tangles with Kingborough's Francis Kenyi [PlessPix]

It’s congested at the top of the Victory League standings after the weekend’s fourth round of matches, with four sides all on 9 points and separated only by goal-difference.

Reigning champions South Hobart occupy top spot, followed in order by Olympia Warriors, Tilford Zebras and Northern Rangers.

a Kenyi and Rogers

Photo:  South Hobart's Cameron Rogers (right) pressures Kingboroyugh's Francis Kenyi [PlessPix]

Victory League

Kingborough Lions United 1 (D Cowen 32) lost to South Hobart 4 (B Mann 5, 48, 70, N Morton 59)

Olympia Warriors 3 (E Tsakiris 57, 73, 82) beat Launceston City 1 (A Mattarozzi 90+2)

Devonport City 2 (Holden, Denehey) beat Glenorchy Knights 0