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 Taroona trap

Photo:  Action from today's Glenorchy Knights versus Taroona match at KGV Park [PlessPix]

Southern Women’s Premier League

Glenorchy Knights 3-3 Taroona


Photo:  University's Alex Buga has a dig at goal during the game against New Town Eagles [PlessPix]

Victory League

Launceston City 2 (N Bartlett, I Degetto) beat Glenorchy Knights 1 (V Kamano)

Devonport City 1 (B Blizzard) drew with Northern Rangers 1 (S BRassington)

Olympia Warriors 0 lost to South Hobart 4 (A Brennan 2, 44, B Mann 32, 62)

Turner and Whitehall

Photo:  Kingborough's Jack Turner (left) tries to get to the ball ahead of Tilford Zebras' Ben Whitehall [PlessPix]

Victory League

Tilford Zebras 2 (J Fielding 7, A McKeown 52) beat Kingborough Lions United 0

There are unlikely to be any changes to the Victory League top-four order as a result of this weekend’s matches.

With South Hobart having won the title last weekend, second, third and fourth spots seem almost decided.

a Chase for ball

Photo:  A lone University striker tries to break through the Zebras' defence [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors Premier Women’s League side confirmed their status as league champions with an 11-3 win over bottom-aside Glenorchy Knights on the weekend.

Second-placed Tilford Zebras squeezed home 1-0 against third-ranked University, the goal coming from Sarah Morris seconds from the interval.


Photo:  Somerset's Astyn Johnson (right) tangles with a Devonport opponent [Photo by Greg Deal]

Second-placed Somerset can win the Northern Premier League title next weekend if they beat sixth-placed Burnie United away at Montello.

Somerset are 2 points adrift of current leaders Riverside Olympia, who have completed their 16-match season.

A State squad talk

Photo:  Spencer Prior talks to the squad before the start of training [PlessPix]

The Tasmanian squad to play the Melbourne Victory youth team on 28 September at North Hobart had their first training session at Cambridge yesterday.

Four players were unable to participate because of injury but they did attend.

J Hey and McKenna

Photo:  South Hobart's Jayden Hey (left) stumbles while under pressure from Devonport City substitute Chris McKenna [PlessPix]

South Hobart collected their second Victory League crown in succession with two games remaining when they disposed of fifth-placed Devonport City 6-2 at home at South Hobart Oval on Saturday.

It was South Hobart’s seventh league title in a row under coach Ken Morton. They won five Southern Premier League championships on the trot before the establishment of the State-wide Victory League in 2013.