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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Photo:  Zebras' Vivienne Cutbush (left) challenges Olympia's Heather Russell [PlessPix]

(Women’s Southern Championship, Grove Road, Friday, 7 July 2017)

Zebras Black 4 (Eleni Moutsatsos, Chantelle Nowicki 2, Janaya Moate)

Olympia Warriors 1 (Athina Tsakiris)

HT: 2-0   Ref: Sebit Gama

Zebras Black: Clark, Cutbush, Delaney, Edwards, A Jarvis, J Jarvis, McDonald, Moate, E Moutsatsos, N Moutsatsos, Ridler (Interchange: Arnol, Denholm, Nowicki, Perry)

Olympia Warriors: Allanby, Black, Cranfield, Davies, Leszczynski, Massie, Roberts, Russell, Tanaka, Tsakiris, Williams (Interchange: Puli)

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Photo:  Zebras' Rachel Ridler in pursuit of Olympia's Athina Tsakiris [PlessPix]

Second-placed Zebras Black stunned league leaders Olympia Warriors by winning their encounter 4-1 at Grove Road on Friday night.

Eleni Moutsatsos and Chantelle Nowicki gave Zebras a 2-0 lead at the break, but Olympia did not seem out of contention.

The Warriors were fast, aggressive and attacked often, but they lacked the finishing touch and Zebras took full advantage with some fine finishing of their own.

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Photo:  Olympia's Rina Tanaka is tackled by Zebras' Hayley Arnol [PlessPix]

Janaya Moate and Nowicki completed the Zebras’ tally in the second half before Athina Tsakiris netted a consolation goal for Olympia.

Rina Tanaka was again tidy for Olympia, but the club’s other Japanese import was missing. Rumour has it she is off to Norway to pursue a professional career.

A most enjoyable game to watch and Zebras were somewhat flattered by the result.

The result leaves Olympia first and Zebras second on the standings.

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Photo:  Zebras' Erin Delaney and Rachel Ridler watch the ball as Olympia's Rina Tanaka sprawls on the ground [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Olympia on the attack.  Their fast and exciting play deserved a better outcome, although Zebras played very well, too. [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Olympia's Rina Tanaka controls the ball as Zebras' Rachel Ridler moves in [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Zebras' Chantelle Nowicki on the ball.  She scored twice. [PlessPix]

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Photo:  The industrious Rachel Ridler wins the ball against an Olympia opponent in midfield [PlessPix]


0 #4 Black and White 2017-07-12 02:13
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Yeah was a good result for the Zebras who had no WSL players dropped back, unlike the warrior who again showed true colours, dropping back 4.

Zebras please !!
+6 #3 anon 2017-07-11 10:17
seems to be love or hate with Olympia and no imbetween?
+14 #2 Haha 2017-07-11 08:56
They have to fill a team somehow #1
+23 #1 ID 2017-07-11 07:29
Yeah was a good result for the Zebras who had no WSL players dropped back, unlike the warrior who again showed true colours, dropping back 4.

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