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 Bliss Cantrell (right) is back in action and scored against Zebras tonight [PlessPix]

Women’s Premier Summer Cup

Olympia Warriors 2 (R Cavarretta 62, B Cantrell 80) beat Tilford Zebras 0


Photo:  Seung Yong Jin (left) and Jai Young Choi are new signings for the Lions [Photo courtesy of Kingborough Lions United [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras and Olympia Warriors are the hot favourites to reach the Summer Cup final from Division A of the competition.

Zebras meet Kingborough Lions United at 4pm at KGV Park on Saturday in one semi-final, while the Warriors take on Beachside at 2pm in the other.


Photo:  Gordon Nutt at KGV Park [PlessPix]

The former Arsenal winger, Gordon Nutt, has passed away at Cygnet in Tasmania at the age of 81.

Gordon, who also played for Cardiff City, Coventry City, PSV Eindhoven and Southend United, had suffered ill health in recent years.


Photo:  Beachside's James Symmons tries to Clarence's Will Malovnek [PlessPix]

Kingborough Lions United and Beachside qualified for the semi-finals of the Division A section of the Summer Cup with wins in their final group matches on Sunday at KGV Park.

The Lions downed New Town Eagles 3-2 in Group B, while Beachside drew 1-1 with Clarence United in Group A and then went on to triumph 4-2 in the penalty shoot-out.


Photo:  Clarence's Sam Karas (left) and Beachside's Callan Paske vie for the ball [PlessPix]

Division A (Group B)

Kingborough Lions United 3 (T Pearce 4 pen, 23, M Farquhar 82 pen) beat New Town Eagles 2 (A Shackcloth 18, M O’Brien 21)


Photo:  Shane Brassington of Northern Rangers on the ball, but it looks as if he could have been playing for Nelson, too [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras qualified for the semi-finals of the Division A section of the Summer Cup by finishing top of Group D with a 4-2 win over South Hobart at KGV Park on Friday night.

Olympia Warriors are the semi-finalists from Group C after beating Metro 5-1 on Saturday morning.


Photo:  Brayden Mann (left) and Joel Stone have left Devonport City for South Hobart and Tilford Zebras, respectively [PlessPix]

Joel Stone’s transfer from Devonport City to Tilford Zebras has set tongues wagging.

 Devonport City president, Rod Andrews, issued the following statement today:


Photo:  Olympia's Bruno Almeida beats Metro's Aaron Marney to the ball [PlessPix]

Division A (Group C)

Olympia Warriors 5 (N Meredith 23, E Tsakiris 25, J Herbert 32, W Wadawu 72 pen, B Almeida 90) beat Metro 1 (M Garth 83)