Who Is Walter Pless?

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A teacher by profession, but is now in his 37th 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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Uni defend at a corner

Photo:  University under pressure against Clarence last week.  There will be little respite for the Students as they take on Taroona today [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League leaders University face a stiff challenge from third-placed Taroona away at Kelvedon Park at 2.30pm today.

Reigning champions Beachside should stay on a winning tack by beating bottom-side New Town Eagles away at Clare Street at 2.30pm today, and second-ranked Clarence United should win at home against Nelson Eastern Suburbs at 6pm today at Wentworth Park.

H Undy takes on Demeijer

Photo:  Big things are exprected by South Hobart from Hugh Undy (left) as they take on the Lions [PlessPix]

South Hobart can regain top spot on the Victory League table if they beat fifth-ranked Kingborough Lions United away at Lightwood Park at 2pm today.

And, if Olympia Warriors defeat Launceston City at 6pm today at Warrior Park, there will be four teams on 9 points at the top of the table, separated only by goal-difference.

J Stone and Lanau Atkinson

Photo:  Nick Lanau-Atkinson (right) eludes Zebras' Joel Stone [PlessPix]

(Victory League, KGV Park, Friday, 18 April 2014)

Tilford Zebras 4 (J Ladic 37, M Pooley 51 og, M Page 65, A Leszczynski 89)

Northern Rangers 0

HT:  1-0   Att:  350   Ref:  B Kopra

Tilford Zebras:  Pitchford  -  Clark, Fielding, Fagg (Telega 91), K Engels  -  Marchioli (McKeown 57), Page, Ladic  -  Walsh (Hoti 65), Leszczynski, Stone  [Subs not used:  Thomas, Kay]

Northern Rangers:  Pooley  -  Demeijer, McCarragher, Hingston, Dent  -  N Lanau-Atkinson (Anderson 76) (Headland 60), Thannhauser, Rigby, P Lanau-Atkinson  -  Edwards, Brassington (Fisher 80)  [Sub not used:  McKenna]

M Dent and Hoti

Photo:  Tilford Zebras' Beqir Hoti (right) chases a pass and followed by Northern Rangers' Mitchell Dent [PlessPix]

Victory League

Tilford Zebras 4 (J Ladic 37, M Pooley 51 og, M Page 65, A Leszczynski 89) beat Northern Rangers 0

Jed D and Adam

Photo:  Tilford Zebras coach Jed Donoghue (left) and striker Adam McKeown at today's media conference [PlessPix]

Fourth-placed Tilford Zebras can draw level on 9 points with Victory League leaders Northern Ranger by winning their encounter, which kicks off at 3pm tomorrow, at KGV Park. 

The Zebras’ morale will have improved after their 1-0 win over traditional rivals Olympia Warriors last Saturday, while Rangers will feel on top of the world following their 3-1 away triumph last Sunday against reigning champions South Hobart. 

2 and 15 tackle

Photo:  University's Toby Macgregor (No.2) challenges a Clarence striker [PlessPix]

University are the clear leaders in the Southern Premier League competition after beating Clarence United 3-1 at Olinda Grove on Saturday.

Clarence are second on 6 points and level with Taroona, who downed New Town Eagles 5-3 away at Clare Street.

b Pierce dives at feet

Photo:  South Hobart keeper Kane Pierce dives at the feet of Rangers' Nick Lanau-Atkinson [PlessPix]

Northern Rangers caused a shock in the Victory League on Sunday with a 3-1 away win over reigning champions and league leaders South Hobart at South Hobart Oval.

In fact, all four games in Round 3 ended in victories for the away teams.

B Hamlett scores

Photo:  Ben Hamlett pulls a goal back for South Hobart late in the match [PlessPix]

Victory League

South Hobart 1 (B Hamlett 87) lost to Northern Rangers 3 (R McCarragher 40, S Brassington 70, N Lanau-Atkinson 73)