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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Nicole Hale beats a Uni opponent

Photo:  Zebras' Nicole Hale (right) gets past University's Kate Elliott [PlessPix]

Women’s Premier League

Olympia Warriors 11 (B Cantrell 5, S Fitzgerald 4, R Cavarretta, E Gavalas) beat Glenorchy Knights 3

Taroona 0-0 Clarence United

Tilford Zebras 1 (S Morris 45) beat University 0

Champagne celebrations

Photo:  South Hobart celebrate their second Victory League title [PlessPix]

Victory League

South Hobart 6 (N Morton 4, C Kass 18, A Brennan 45, 61, B Mann 75 pen, 93 pen) beat Devonport City 2 (B Blizzard 10, B Denehey 64)

Northern Rangers 2 (S Brassington, N Lanau-Atkinson) beat Kingborough Lions United 1 (L Verdouw)

Launceston City 0 lost to Tilford Zebras 2 (A Leszczynski, E Engels)

Fourth-placed Northern Rangers can make absolutely sure of a top-four spot by beating sixth-placed Kingborough Lions United at home at the NTCA Ground today at 2pm.

And, Tilford Zebras can strengthen their grip on second place with a win over bottom-side Launceston City at Mitsubishi Park today at 4.30pm.

a backheel

Photo:  Knights' Mynonge Kamba nonchalantly back-heels the ball to team-mate Harry Woolley despite the presence of Olympia's Jonathon Griffiths [PlessPix]

(Victory League, KGV Park, Friday, 15 August 2014)

Glenorchy Knights 1 (S Johnson 53)

Olympia Warriors 1 (A Holmes 59)

HT: 0-0   Att: 150   Ref: C Phillips

Glenorchy Knights: Kruijver - Woolley, Johnson, Willcock, Holmes - Robinson, Kamba, Griffin, Wilson (Hudson 94) - Aldridge, Marshall (Kamano 80) (Sub not used: Woodham)

Olympia Warriors: Nester - S Page (Almeida 59), Holmes, Vandermey, Phillips - Mearns, Nichols, Guerra, Griffiths (Tsakiris 65) - Kabangu (Meredith 46), Wadawu (Subs not used: Herbert, Paradisis)

J Marshall

Photo:  Knights' Jeremy Marshall gets a pass away as Olympia's Brian Kabangu moves in [PlessPix]

Victory League

Glenorchy Knights 1 (S Johnson 53) drew with Olympia Warriors 1 (A Holmes 59)

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Photo:  Shae Hickey is a huge loss for Knights tonight [PlessPix]

It’ll be the same old story for Glenorchy Knights when they take on Olympia Warriors at 8pm today in their Victory League clash - they’ll be missing four key players.

Shae Hickey, Nick Di Falco, Tyler Harrison and Jade Clay will all not pass muster.

M Lewis and Morton

Photo:  South Hobart defender Matt Lewis (left) and coach Ken Morton at today's pre-game media conference [PlessPix]

South Hobart can win the Victory League title tomorrow by beating fifth-placed Devonport City at South Hobart Oval at 2pm.

In fact, even a draw should see the reigning champions retain their title because of their excellent goal-difference.

day7

Photo:  University celebrate the SPL title after beating Clarence on Saturday night [Photo courtesy of University SC]

University wrapped up the Southern Premier League title last Saturday night with a 4-3 away win over second-placed Clarence United at Wentworth Park.

The Students have 44 points with three games remaining and are 12 points ahead of second-placed Taroona and with a vastly superior goal-difference.