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:  Kingborough's Joel Schuth in flight with the Knights' Aaron Marney on his tail [PlessPix]

Victory League

Glenorchy Knights 2 (J Hey 17 pen, G Kamano 60) beat Kingborough Lions United 1 (J Davis 93)


Photo:  Beachside will be away from the Tropicana this weekend but should still win [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League leaders Beachside will have Matt Hall and Daniel Brown in their team for tomorrow’s game against 10th-placed Nelson Eastern Suburbs at 2.30pm at North Warrane.

But, defender Callan Paske is out through injury.


Photo:  South Hobart's Chris Hunt (centre) will face his former club [PlessPix]

Victory League leaders South Hobart take on second-placed Northern Rangers at South Hobart Oval at 2pm on Saturday in what promises to be a fascinating top-of-the-table showdown.

South Hobart currently have a 6-point lead over four teams locked together on 16 points  -  Rangers, Tilford Zebras, Devonport City and Olympia Warriors.


Photo:  Kingborough's Joel Schuth gets in a cross [PlessPix]

Kingborough Lions United v Launceston City


Northern Rangers v Glenorchy Knights



Photo:  Nick Hill...no longer in Kingborough Lions United's Victory League squad [PlessPix]

Nick Hill’s time with Kingborough Lions United’s Victory League team is over.

Hill was sent off on Saturday in the 4-1 win over Launceston City.


Photo:  Ken Morton at today's announcement [PlessPix]

Ken Morton was today appointed coach of the Tasmanian senior representative team that will play A-League giant Melbourne Victory later this year.

It is also possible that Tasmania will host a number of other visiting sides.


Photo:  Trent Pearce wheels away in celebration of his goal against Launceston City [PlessPix]

(Victory League, Lightwood Park, Saturday, 25 May 2013)

Kingborough Lions United 4 (J Schuth 27, 71, T Pearce 37, M Farquhar 38)

Launceston City 1 (S Bin Sumaida 47)

HT:  3-0   Att:  120   Ref:  P Galloway

Kingborough Lions United:  Leamey  -  W Davis, Hill, Cuthbertson, D Pearce  -  A Hinkley, Collins, Palmer, Farquhar  -  T Pearce, Schuth (J Davis 80)  (Subs not used:  Cooper, Hawkins, Jun)

Launceston City:  Farrell  -  Rossetto (Keddie 72), Bartlett, Sciulli, D Egan  -  J Duncan (Jones 76), L Duncan (Hawksley 61), Campbell, Bin Sumaida  -  Kennedy, Leonard


Photo:  FFT CEO John Bouolous (left) and South Hobart's Kostas Kanakaris at the official announcement today of the hat-trick record [PlessPix]

South Hobart’s Kostas Kanakaris now holds the record of having scored the fastest hat-trick in Australian football.

He netted the hat-trick in 2 minutes and 51 seconds in South Hobart’s 11-0 win over Launceston City in Round 7 of the Tasmanian Victory League match at Mitsubishi Park in Launceston on 12 May 2013.