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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B Mann and Ladic

Photo:  South Hobart's Brayden Mann (left) tries a sharp turn and acceleration to try and elude the Zebras' Jonathan Ladic [PlessPix]

South Hobart’s 3-0 win over Tilford Zebras at South Hobart Oval on Saturday puts them on top of the Victory League table.

Olympia Warriors are second on goal-difference after their commendable 2-1 away win over Devonport City at Valley Road.

P Hay and Gear

Photo:  Knights' Poppy Hay (left) tackles University's Kai Gear [PlessPix]

Women’s Premier League

University 2 (K Gear 22, 40) drew with Glenorchy Knights 2 (G Terry 20, J Rogers 67)

Tilford Zebras 7 (S Morris 3, M O’Brien 2, Z Nichols, L Prue og) beat Taroona 0

J Ladic tackles Scott

Photo:  Zebras' Jonathan Ladic (right) launches himself at South Hobart's Liam Scott [PlessPix]

Victory League

South Hobart 3 (N Morton 8, L Scott 47, A Brennan 95) beat Tilford Zebras 0

Kingborough Lions United 5 (L Verdouw 35, D Cowen 37, 47, 61, F Collins 48) drew with Launceston City 5 (C Hill 17, A Campbell 18, J McSorely 49, 80 pen, M Egan 90)


Photo:  University celebrate a goal against Beachside last weekend [Photo courtesy of University SC]

University host Nelson Eastern Suburbs at 2.30pm at Olinda Grove on Saturday in the Southern Premier League competition.

“Nelson was one of the most difficult teams that we played last season,” said University coach, Romilton Amaral.

Sam Kruijver GK close-up

Photo:  Sam Kruijver will be an absentee for Glenorchy Knights [PlessPix]

Glenorchy Knights will be without goalkeeper Sam Kruijver when they travel north on Saturday to face Northern Rangers in the Victory League.

Kruijver has a broken toe and will be replaced by Alex Woodham.

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Photo:  Seung Yong Kim (right) will be hot to handle for the Launceston City defence [PlessPix]

Kingborough Lions United hope to make The Den an impregnable fortress in the Victory League this season.

Their quest begins at 2pm on Saturday when they host Launceston City in the Lions’ first home game of the season.

Barnard Miles University

Photo:  Miles Barnard in his University days [PlessPix]

Devonport City will use new signing from University, Miles Barnard, at left back for their Victory League match against Olympia Warriors at Valley Road at 4pm on Saturday.

He replaces Brad Chilcott.

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Photo:  South Hobart's Caleb Ludlow has a 50/50 chance of playing against Zebras [PlessPix]

South Hobart may be without goalkeeper Kane Pierce for their important Victory League clash with Tilford Zebras at 2.30pm at South Hobart Oval on Saturday.

Pierce took a knock at training on Monday and is due to undergo an MRI scan today.