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:  Olympia's Hugh Undy surrounded by Nelson opponents [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Men’s Section B, Pool A, Warrior Park, Saturday, 23 February 2013)

Olympia Warriors 6 (S Jin 8, N Mearns 12, L Nichols 55, A Holmes 77, M Nowicki 84, D Kumar 90+1)

Nelson Eastern Suburbs 0

HT: 2-0   Att: 120   Ref: K Barker

Olympia Warriors: Voss;  Begovic, Holmes, Jin, Kim, Mearns, Nichols, Phillips, H Undy, Wadawu, Woolley (Interchange:  Kunwar, Mason, Nowicki, Wilcock)

Nelson Eastern Suburbs: De Carpentier; Brighella, Cronk, Cross, Finch, Fleming, Fone, Hanley, Hennessey, Hoppitt, Maio, Mills, Stalker, Thorpe, Colgrave.


Photo:  The green artificial surface being put down at KGV Park [Photo courtesy of Ronnie Bolton]

The artificial surface is currently being laid at KGV Park.

The base has been carefully prepared over the past weeks and yesterday the furst signs of the green surface appeared.


Photo:  Olympia players celebrate one of their 10 goals against Beachside [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Men’s Section B, Pool B, Warrior Park, Sunday, 24 February 2013)

Olympia Warriors 10 (A Browning 3, 21, 31, 43, W Page 25, J Griffiths 47 pen, G Ochaya 64, 69, 70, J Herbert 82)

Beachside 1 (J Doran 40)

HT: 5-1   Att: 100   Ref: J Priest

Olympia Warriors: Voss;  Vafakos, W Page, S Page, Ochaya, Mohamad, Kupsch, Hickey, Griffiths, Browning Almeida (Interchange:  Herbert, Kantzos, McDonald, Piesse)

Beachside: Burdon;  Davis, Doran, Fazackerley, Frame, Howarth, Kelly, D Lapolla, McManus, Powell, Symmons (Interchange:  Shephard, Venettacci, Seckington)


Photo:  Olympia's Aaron Browning scores against Beachside [PlessPix]


(My thanks to Ash for this footage.)


Photo:  Action from Sunday's game between Clarence and Rangers [PlessPix]



My thanks to Ash for this footage.


Photo:  Clarence's Jeremy Price surrounded by Northern Rangers players [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Men’s Section A, Pool B, Warrior Park, Saturday, 23 February 2013)

Clarence United 3 (E Roberts 44, T Mizuno 58, L Brown)

Northern Rangers 3 (S Nugteren 30, A Fisher 52, J Burk)

HT: 1-1  Penalties: 5-6   Att: 120   Ref: I Jozeljic

Clarence United: W Reibel;  L Brown, Finlay, A Hardwick, Karas, Lush, Mizuno, Price, Reading, Roberts, R Thurley  (Interchange:  D Brown, Bugg, L Hardwick, Randall, D Thurley)

Northern Rangers: D Phillips  -  Anderson, Beard, Burk, P Lanau-Atkinson, Luate, Nugteren, Rigby, Towns, Thannhauser, Wani (Interchange:  Lichtendonk, Fry, Fisher)


Photo:  The Zebras' Kurt Engels on the ball in the Taroona penalty area [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Men’s Section A, Pool D, Warrior Park, Saturday, 23 February 2013)

Tilford Zebras 1 (R Self 66)

Taroona 2 (S James 18, T Dove 60)

HT: 0-1   Att: 120   Ref: C White

Tilford Zebras: Kay  -  Fagg, Malcolm, Clark, Smith  -  Page, Palmer, S McIntyre, Welch  -  McKeown, MacDonald (Interchange:  Ladic, Self, Toghill, K Engels, Dand)

Taroona: Burridge  -  Cherry, Tubb, Stevens, D Carey  -  Haslewood, Schaap  -  Dove, Abbott  -  James, F Kang (Interchange:  Atkinson, Maxwell, Barlow, O’Donavan)


Photo:  Southern FC goalkeeper Monday Taban was almost a brick wall for his side against Glenorchy Knights [PlessPix]

The weekend’s round of Men’s Section A Summer Cup matches caused a few raised eyebrows, cries of triumph and dented egos.

Group A and Group B are all but decided, while Groups C and D may go to the wire.