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 Watkins and Fisher

Photo:  Rangers' Tenzing Anderson is all over Kingborough's Benn Watkins [PlessPix]

Victory League

Kingborough Lions United 0 lost to Northern Rangers 8 (S Brassington 2’, 25’, 35’, 88’, A Rigby 18’, 20’, 79’, R McCarragher 51’)

Tilford Zebras 12 (E Engels 23’, 89’, A McKeown 28‘, 43‘, 58‘, 81‘, A Leszczynski 46‘ pen, 50, C Ferns 83‘, n MacDonald 85‘, H Fagg 87‘, R Courtney 92‘) beat Launceston City 0

Devonport City 1 (C Moore 8’) lost to South Hobart 4 (A Brennan 25’, 30’, 88’, D Hall 92’)

Olympia Warriors 5 (L Nichols 9’, E Cabello 37’, E Tsakiris 69’, 72’, W Wadawu 81’) beat Glenorchy Knights 0

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Photo:  Reigning champions Beachside will host Taroona at the Tropicana (above) [PlessPix]

University, the leaders in the Southern Premier League, should get back to winning ways when they face Nelson Eastern Suburbs away at North Warrane at 2.30pm on Saturday.

The Students came unstuck last weekend when they were held to a draw by Beachside, but their unbeaten run continues.

Billy Gas

Photo:  Billy Gasparinatos's career at Lions appears to be over [PlessPix]

Kingborough Lions United have lost the services of Billy Gasparinatos as they go into tomorrow’s Victory League match against Northern Rangers at 2pm at Lightwood Park.

“He’s unlikely to play again this season,” said Lions coach, Stephen Pitchford. “He’s made himself unavailable.”

Morton and Kit Room

Photo:  South Hobart coach Ken Morton and the players await today's draw [PlessPix]

The gods looked kindly on South Hobart today when the draw for the Round-of-32 for the inaugural Football Federation Australia Cup (FFA Cup) was conducted in Sydney.

The draw, shown live on Fox Sports television, was watched by South Hobart coach Ken Morton, his players, the club committee and supporters, who were delighted when South Hobart were drawn at home against ACT side Tuggeranong United.

Mitchell and Robinson

Photo:  Devonport's Zachery Mitchell (left) gets a touch ahead of Knights' Ben Robinson [PlessPix]

Glenorchy Knights came within minutes of earning their second lot of 3 points in a row on Saturday when they drew 2-2 with Devonport City.

The North-West Coast outfit netted twice in the last 5 minutes to salvage a point and avoid an egg-on-face situation.

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Photo:  Kingborough goalkeeper Roan Gillam punches a cross clear [PlessPix]

South Hobart re-established their 5-point lead at the top of the Victory League standings with an easy 6-0 drubbing of Kingborough Lions United at South Hobart Oval today.

The reigning champions led 2-0 at the interval before adding four more goals in the second half, but it could have been double figures.

H Undy and Collins

Photo:  South Hobart's Hugh Undy crosses as Kingborough's Fionn Collins arrives too late [PlessPix]

Victory League

South Hobart 6 (C Ludlow 19’, A Brennan 36’, 61, B Hamlett 65’, 70’, B Mann 75’) beat Kingborough Lions United 0

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Photo:  Knights' Shae Hickey (right) throws himself into a challenge [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors moved to within 2 points of Victory League leaders South Hobart when they beat bottom-side Launceston City 3-0 away at the NTCA Ground on Saturday.

It took an own-goal shortly before half-time for Olympia to take the lead.