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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Olympia Warriors need just a point from their Division A, Group C match against Metro at 11am at KGV Park today [Saturday] to make absolutely certain of qualifying for the Summer Cup semi-finals.

Glenorchy Knights downed Taroona 2-0 on Friday night to draw level on 6 points with Olympia, but with a superior goal-difference and the game against Metro in hand, Olympia should progress further in defence of their title.

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Photo:  Jed Donoghue (left), the new Zebras coach and former assistant at South Hobart, shakes hands with South Hobart coach Ken Morton after today's game [PlessPix]

Division A, Group D

Tilford Zebras 4 (M Lewis 2 og, A McKeown 17, 29, A Leszczynski 83) beat South Hobart 2 (B Mann 8, D Hall 90)

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Photo:  Brayden Mann (right) will partner Andy Brennan in the South Hobart attack [PlessPix]

South Hobart and Tilford Zebras meet in Group D of the Division A section of the Summer Cup on Friday at KGV Park at the ridiculously early time of 6pm in a game that will determine which of the two goes through to the semi-finals.

The winner of the game, or the penalty shoot-out if it is a draw, will top Group D and qualify for the semi-finals.

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Photo:  Andy Brennan trained with South Hobart tonight [PlessPix]

South Hobart have signed two of the best strikers in the State  -  Andy Brennan and Brayden Mann.

Brennan has returned from Melbourne, where he trained with Bentleigh Greens before an injury kept him out for a season, while Mann returns to South Hobart after a season with Devonport City.

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Photo:  Corey Vickers arrived in Devonpprt from England last week [Photo courtesy of Devonport Strikers FC]

Devonport City have signed an English midfielder, Corey Vickers, for the 2014 Victory League season.

The 21-year-old Vickers arrived in Tasmania last week and has already impressed his new team-mates at training.

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Photo:  Olympia's Jacob Herbert (left) stops Taroona's David Abbott [PlessPix]

A goal after just 9 seconds by Nathan Bartlett gave Launceston City the confidence they needed to send them on the way to a 10-1 thrashing of New Town Eagles in a Group B, Division A, Summer Cup match at KGV Park on Saturday.

The flood gates opened after that and Bartlett went on to net a hat-trick, while Isaac Degetto and Chris Hill each netted a brace.

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Photo:  Taroona's Chris Cox clears the ball just ahead of Olympia's Nick Meredith [PlessPix]

Division A (Group C)

Olympia Warriors 5 (A Rossetto 13, 53, 63, N Meredith 21, E Tsakiris 51) beat Taroona 2 (H Luttmer 49, T Dove 83)

Glenorchy Knights 2 (J Scuth 3, J David 42) beat Metro 1 (S Kent 40)

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Photo:  South Hobart's Hugh Ludford (left) and Liam Scott try to stop a University attack [PlessPix]

Division A (Group D)

South Hobart 5 (D Hall 15, 16, B Hamlett 18, 85, N Morton 36) beat University 0