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:  Eagles score their fifth against the Lions [PlessPix]

(Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League, Clare Street, Saturday, 30 June 2012)

New Town Eagles 6 (McKeown 1, 83, Clamp 3, Leszczynski 12 pen, Scott 62, Page 65)

Kingborough Lions United 0

HT: 3-0   Att: 120   Ref: I Jozeljic

New Town Eagles: N Pitchford  -  Clark, Cox, Page (Bunt 77), Anderson  -  Whitehall (Quan 67), Hudson, Scott, Leszczynski  -  Clamp (Marshall 67), McKeown  (Sub not used:  Graham)

Kingborough Lions United: Leamey  -  Hawkins, Cowen, Iseli (T Pearce 72), Cooper  -  Di Falco, Bevan (Herweynen 66), Cuthbertson, D Pearce  -  Schuth, Farquhar (F Kang 66)  (Subs not used:  Duncan, Hartog)


Photo:  Eagles' Adam McKeown is floored and his side have a penalty [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

New Town Eagles 6 (A McKeown 1, 83, J Clamp 3, A Leszczynski 12 pen, L Scott 62, M Page 65) beat Kingborough Lions United 0

Glenorchy Knights 0 lost to Clarence United 2 (S McIntyre 38, G Malcolm 41)


Photo:  Dwayne Walsh and Alexis Bull (right) battle for the ball in midfield [PlessPix]

(Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League, KGV park, Friday, 29 June 2012)

Tilford Zebras 1 (H Fagg 27)

University 0

HT: 1-0   Att: 100   Ref: C Phillips

Tilford Zebras: McKenna  -  Otte, K Engels, Smith, Muller (Beven 88)  -  N McDonald, Self, Chadderton (J Foley-Donoghue 80), Fagg  -  Welch, Walsh (E Engel 49)  (Subs not used:  Hughes, Minty)

University: D Kruijver  -  Andrews, Barnard, Conroy  -  D Booth, Watts, Bull, Hindmarsh, Scott, H Booth  -  Proud (Spurr 89)  (Subs not used:  Fletcher, Driver)


Photo:  Three Derwent United players at the half-time break last week in the game against Beachside [PlessPix]

Derwent United, the leaders of the Southern League One competition, entertain fifth-placed Taroona at Weiley Park at 2.30pm this afternoon and a win will extend their lead to 4 points over second-placed Beachside, who have the bye.

Derwent will be at full strength and their excellent form should ensure victory.


Photo:  Zebras' Seth Otte (No.2) tackles University's Patrick Watts [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)


Photo:  University's Aaron Hindmarsh, the FFT man-of-the-match, has a shot at the Zebras goal [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

Tilford Zebras 1 (H Fagg 27) beat University 0

Northern Rangers should maintain their lead on the Forestry Tasmania Northern Premier League ladder by beating fourth-placed Prospect Knights away at Prospect Park at 2.30pm tomorrow.

Rangers currently have a one-point lead over second-placed Ulverstone, who are at home to fifth-ranked Riverside Olympia at the Showground at 2.30pm tomorrow.


Photo:  Aaron Brazendale (right) will miss the Zebras' match against University [PlessPix]

Second-placed New Town Eagles can leapfrog South Hobart once again this weekend and go to the top of the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League standings by beating third-placed Kingborough Lions United at home at Clare Street at 2.30pm on Saturday.

But, South Hobart should move to the top again on Sunday by beating sixth-ranked Olympia Warriors at 2.30pm at South Hobart.