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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a Stone and Mearns

Photo:  Zebras' Joel Stone (left) shields the ball as Olympia's Nick Mearns moves in [PlessPix]

Victory League

Olympia Warriors 0 lost to Tilford Zebras 1 (DWalsh 45+3)

Launceston City 3-7 Devonport City

Amaral Romilton coach 18 January 2014

Photo:  University coach Romilton Amaral [PlessPix]

Second-placed University host Southern Premier League leaders Clarence United at Olinda Grove at 2.30pm today in a vital top of the table clash.

Both sides have won their opening two games in impressive fashion and only goal-difference favours Clarence.

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Photo:  A jovial Olympia coach Glen McNeill (left) and new English import Alex Ralph at yesterday's pre-match media conference [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras will be without striker Adam McKeown and goalkeeper Matthew Ferguson when they take on Olympia Warriors at Warrior Park today at 7pm.

McKeown is unavailable because of family commitments, while Ferguson has a hip injury sustained against South Hobart last weekend.


Photo:  Knights' Paul Willcock outpaces the Lions' Francis Kenyi [PlessPix]

(Victory League, KGV Park, Friday, 11 April 2014)

Glenorchy Knights 2 (B Hudson 45+1, J Hey 85)

Kingborough Lions United 4 (T Young 28, L Verdouw 33, N Cuthbertson 42, D Cowen 44)

HT:  1-4   Att:  180   Ref:  B Kopra

Glenorchy Knights:  Woodham  -  Di Falco, Johnson, David, Willcock  -  Hudson, Hey, Marshall (Griffin 58)  -  Wilson, Woolley, Schuth  (Subs not used:  Harrison, Holmes, Robinson)

Kingborough Lions United:  Leamey  -  Vialle (Watkins 56), Cuthbertson, Young, W Davis  -  J Davis, Pearce, Verdouw (Bilson 80)  -  Kenyi (Loh 67), Cowen, Jin  (Subs not used:  Coleman, Mceldowney, )


Photo:  Kingborough scorer Nick Cuthbertson in attack [PlessPix]

Victory League

Glenorchy Knights 2 (B Hudson 45+1, J Hey 85) lost to Kingborough Lions United 4 (T Young 28, L Verdouw 33, N Cuthbertson 42, D Cowen 44)

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Photo:  Joel Schuth (left) must shine against his former club tonight if he is to prove a good signing by the Knights [PlessPix]

If Glenorchy Knights are ever to win a Victory League match this season, then tonight is the best chance they’ll ever have.

Their opponents, Kingborough Lions United, are missing ten squad members, according to coach Stephen Pitchford.

Vandermey Jake 7 April 2014

Photo:  Olympia's goal-scoring centre-back Jake Vandermey [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors centre-back Jake Vandermey is in his second stint with the club after arriving from Victoria last November.

He played for the Warriors in 2012 as a weekend fly-in, but played for Pascoe Vale in Melbourne in 2013.

South and Zebras

Photo:  I think referees need to check on whether there is a colour clash in some games.  Here are the South Hobart and Tilford Zebras teams befoer Saturday's game [PlessPix]

1.  It’s difficult to see South Hobart relinquishing their Victory League crown.

South Hobart share top spot on the Victory League table with Olympia Warriors and Northern Rangers.

All three have 6 points from two outings, but South Hobart’s superior goal-difference of plus 10 puts them ahead of the other two sides.