Who Is Walter Pless?

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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Kantzos and Morton - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Phil Kantzos (left) tries to intercept South Hobart's Nick Morton [PlessPix]

(NPL Tasmania, Lightwood Park, Saturday, 2 June 2018)

Kingborough Lions United 2 (C Downes 23’, D Cowen 70’ pen)

South Hobart 3 (N Morton 47’, D Brown 51’, J Turner 77’)

HT: 1-0   Att: 400   Ref: S Plomaritis

Kingborough Lions United: Stalker - Herweynen, Cowen, Schuth, Zammit - Di Martino, Downes, T Pearce - Baker, Verdouw, Kantzos (Subs: Bostock, Calvert, Hall, O’Connell)

South Hobart: K Brown - Gorrie, Thomas, D Brown, Cook - Feral, Turner, Schmidt, N Morton - Marins, Walter (Subs: Bowman, Degetto, Douce, R Morton, Wright)

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Photo:  Kingborough's Nicholas Zammit (right) has the measure of South Hobart's Renato De Vecchia Marins [PlessPix]

It was a wonderful night at Lightwood Park on Saturday on the occasion of the switching on of the club’s new floodlights for a game for the first time.

The lights are excellent and taking photographsat night was a lot easier than at other football grounds in southern Tasmania.

It was a cold evening, but the absence of even a breath of wind, together with the presence of several log fires, made it a grand occasion. The attendance was excellent and a credit to the Lions’ planning and sense of occasion.

Walter and Stalker - Copy

 

Goal coming up - Copy

Photo:  Goal coming up!  Kingborough keeper Mitch Stalker can only parry Alex Walter's shot. [PlessPix]

On the pitch, it almost came off for the Lions. They led 1-0 at the interval and also hit the post. It was only some naive defending in the second half that cost them at least a draw.

With Gilly Desouza having let the club for interstate and with Odaine Demar suspended, Kingborough had Danny Cowen at centre-back to partner Joel Schuth.

Chris Downes fired the Lions into the lead in the 23rd minute when he got onto the end of a long diagonal ball from the left at the far post.

South had the ball in the net before that, but the effort was negated by the off-side flag.

South were stringing passes together confidently, but solid defending by the Lions meant the visitors were unable to get the ball into vital areas inside the box.

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Photo:  Kingborough's Christian Di Martino clears upfield as South Hobart's Jack Turner tries to block [PlessPix]

South came out with renewed purpose in the second half and Nick Morton equalised within two minutes of the resumption after a dangerous run down the left by Alex Walter was deflected into his path.

Four minutes later, Daniel Brown nodded home after a corner and South had their noses in front.

Danny Cowen equalised with a penalty in the 70th minute and a surprise result was a possibility.

But, there are few teams better at making a comeback than South Hobart. The immutable law of the ex came into play in the 77th minute when Jack Turner hit South Hobart’s winner.

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Photo:  Tempers became frayed after the winning goal by Jack Turner [PlessPix]

Cowen diving - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Danny Cowen, playing at centre-back, dives to head clear and foil a South Hobart attack [PlessPix]

Brown and Verdouw - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Daniel Brown wins a header against Kingborough's Lewis Verdouw [PlessPix]

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0 #16 anon 2018-06-06 22:17
#14. You really are thick aren't you !
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0 #15 Annonymous 2018-06-06 07:17
Quoting fabio:
Eagles should never have been arsed by shonky means, and the knights , well some of it was of there own doing but if fft and Mr Collins showed some sort of leadership they could of worked there way thru it. Pfft incompetence as usual run by public servants not having to take any responsibilty for there incompetent decisions!!


HAng on a minute. FFT employees aren't public servants. This is a company
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-5 #14 Annonymous 2018-06-06 07:15
Quoting aslan:
Quoting Anonymous:
[quote name="aslan"]Mark Broadbent and his team are doing a great job down at Kingborough. The club is definitely on the up.

More experience will bring consistency and better results in time. Four losses to a single goal speaks volumes of a side that was regularly spanked last season.
Exciting young players coming through and a Challenge team that are pushing for first-team spots are all good signs for the future.

The den is certainly a much brighter place today compared to the wasteland that was left in the wake of the Markaj debacle.


7th, ahead of an inept Clarence and 8 pts behind 5th place with

If you were as good at reading as you are at typing you would have seen that I already outlined the signs that are there.


So four losses and some promising youngsters. Things must be desperate down there
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-1 #13 Anon 2018-06-05 22:33
Certain President has fingers in too many pies all points to a CFI!!!
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+3 #12 anon 2018-06-05 22:09
#9. How about going to watch them play.That would be a start.
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+2 #11 anon 2018-06-05 12:27
Quoting Paparazzi:
Walter I find it amazing FFT don't use your great photo's your work is the best in the State .


Absolutely, that second last photo is brilliant
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+4 #10 aslan 2018-06-05 12:15
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting aslan:
Mark Broadbent and his team are doing a great job down at Kingborough. The club is definitely on the up.

More experience will bring consistency and better results in time. Four losses to a single goal speaks volumes of a side that was regularly spanked last season.
Exciting young players coming through and a Challenge team that are pushing for first-team spots are all good signs for the future.

The den is certainly a much brighter place today compared to the wasteland that was left in the wake of the Markaj debacle.


7th, ahead of an inept Clarence and 8 pts behind 5th place with only 9 games played. Hardly a good job and what signs that the team is on the way up are you referring to?


If you were as good at reading as you are at typing you would have seen that I already outlined the signs that are there.
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-2 #9 Anonymous 2018-06-05 07:41
Quoting aslan:
Mark Broadbent and his team are doing a great job down at Kingborough. The club is definitely on the up.

More experience will bring consistency and better results in time. Four losses to a single goal speaks volumes of a side that was regularly spanked last season.
Exciting young players coming through and a Challenge team that are pushing for first-team spots are all good signs for the future.

The den is certainly a much brighter place today compared to the wasteland that was left in the wake of the Markaj debacle.


7th, ahead of an inept Clarence and 8 pts behind 5th place with only 9 games played. Hardly a good job and what signs that the team is on the way up are you referring to?
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-7 #8 fabio 2018-06-05 07:10
Eagles should never have been arsed by shonky means, and the knights , well some of it was of there own doing but if fft and Mr Collins showed some sort of leadership they could of worked there way thru it. Pfft incompetence as usual run by public servants not having to take any responsibilty for there incompetent decisions!!
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+17 #7 Paparazzi 2018-06-05 04:15
Walter I find it amazing FFT don't use your great photo's your work is the best in the State .
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