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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Morton and Engels

Photo:  Zebras' Ethan Engels squeezes between South Hobart's Nick Morton and Paul Stevens [PlessPix]

(Victory League, KGV Park, Saturday, 31 May 2014)

Tilford Zebras 3 (E Engels 52, A Leszczynski 58, A McKeown 85)

South Hobart 0

HT:  0-0   Ref:  B Kopra

Tilford Zebras:  Pitchford  -  Walsh, Courtney, Fielding, K Engels  -  Hoti (McKeown 31), Page, Ferns, Marchioli  -  E Engels (Clark 81), Leszczynski  (Subs not used:  Cox, Ferguson, Muller)

South Hobart:  Pierce  -  Hey, Ludford, Lewis, P Stevens (Hamlett 77)  -  Kass (Hall 58), Ludlow, Scott  -  Morton, Mann, Brennan  (Subs not used:  Downes, Moncur, J Stevens)

A Ralph Dance and Cabello

Photo:  Olympia's Alex Ralph (left) and Eduardo Cabello hem in Devonport's Jack Dance [PlessPix]

(Victory League, KGV Park, Saturday, 31 May 2014)

Olympia Warriors 5 (N Meredith 3, E Cabello 44, 63, E Tsakiris 75, S Page 89)

Devonport City 1 (B Denehey 16)

HT:  2-1   Ref:  K Barker

Olympia Warriors:  Nester  -  Rumney, Phillips, Vandermey, Griffiths (S Page 87)  -  Nichols, Mearns  -  Meredith, Cabello (Booth 90), Ralph  -  E Tsakiris (Bellini 76)  (Subs not used:  Paradisis)

Devonport City:  Pearce  -  Dance, Mulraney, Vickers (Barnard 75), Mitchell (Blake 60))  -  Baldock, B Foote, Chilcott (Stone 60))  -  Denehey, Moore, Holden  (Sub not used:  Andrews)

A Edwards and ball

Photo:  Rangers' Adam Edwards controls the ball on his chest [PlessPix]

(Victory League, KGV Park, Saturday, 31 May 2014) 

Glenorchy Knights 1 (C Griffin 13)

Northern Rangers 3 (N Lanau-Atkinson 16, S Brassington 30, 59)

HT:  1-2   Ref:  C Phillips

Glenorchy Knights:  Woodham  -  Di Falco, Johnson (Wilson 64), Harrison, Willcock  -  Marshall (Hudson 77), Hickey, Griffin, Woolley (Clay 40)  -  Choi, Jin  (Sub snot used:  V Kamano, Farrugia)

Northern Rangers:  Pooley  -  P Lanau-Atkinson, , McCarragher, Tuma  Anderson  -  N Lanau-Atkinson (Rigby 72), Hingston, Thannhauser  -  Edwards, Towns, Brassington (Dent 65)  (Subs not used: McKenna, Fisher)

NTC squad and dragon boats

Photo:  The NTC squad at Sandy Bay today for the Dragon Boat Festival [PlessPix]

The NTC women’s team will be visiting China in October.

They will be travelling to China in October for an 11-day, six-game tour.

K Gear clears

Photo:  University striker Kai Gear (left) helps out her defence in today's game against Tilford Zebras [PlessPix]

Women’s Premier League

Tilford Zebras 3 (J Archer, M O’Brien pen, M Undy) beat University 2 9K Gear 2 (incl 1 pen)

Taroona 0-3 Clarence United

Glenorchy Knights 0 lost to Olympia Warriors 10 (R Cavaretta 3, B Cantrell 2, E Gavalas 2, S Vienna-Hallam 3)

a Harrison and Johnson

Photo:  Northern Rangers' Adam Edwards flicks the ball up in an endeavour to elude Glenorchy Knights' Tyler Harrison and Sam Johnson [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras did the other Victory League teams a favour last night by beating reigning champions and current leaders South Hobart 3-0 at KGV Park.

With second-placed Northern Rangers downing bottom-side Glenorchy Knights 3-1 and third-ranked Olympia Warriors outclassing Devonport City 5-1, South Hobart’s lead was cut to just 2 points.