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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J Clay and Choi

Photo:  Knights' Choi (left) fights to control the ball as Olympia's Mearns moves in [PlessPixRetroLook]

Olympia Warriors confirmed their second placing on the Victory League ladder with a comfortable 5-0 win over second-last Glenorchy Knights at home at Warrior Park on Saturday night.

The Knights were completely outclassed and seldom had a look-in at goal.

Olympia looked composed on the ball and pressed their opponents for all but the opening few minutes.

Albie and Bartlett

Photo:  Zebras' Alex Leszczynski (left) in an aerial duel with Launceston City's Nathan Bartlett [PlessPixRetroLook]

Third-placed Victory League side Tilford Zebras thrashed their sister club and bottom-side Launceston City 12-0 at KGV Park on Saturday evening.

The visitors were never in the hunt once they went a goal down midway through the opening half.

My site has been down for quite a few hours, but the problem appears to have been fixed and the site is working again.

In future, should the site go down, please check my old web site because I will switch to that one whenever this site is down.

The address of the old site, which is now my back-up or emergency site, is: http://walterplessonsoccer.blogspot.com.au/

Stephen Pitchford 26 June 2014

Photo:  Stephen Pitchford at a pre-match media conference last week [PlessPix]

Stephen Pitchford has resigned as Victory League coach of Kingboreough Lions United.

The Lions lost 8-0 on Saturday at home at Lightwood Park against Northern Rangers.

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Photo:  Rangers' four-goal man-of-the-match Shane Brassington eyes the ball [PlessPix]

Sixth-placed Kingborough Lions United were no match for fourth-ranked visitors Northern Rangers and succumbed 8-0 to the Launcestonians.

Both sides came into this game with two straight losses, but no-one thought it would be a near repeat of the last time the sides met, when Rangers won 7-1.

Southern Women’s Premier League

Tilford Zebras 2-1 Taroona

Olympia Warriors 4 (R Cavarretta 2, B Cantrell, S Vienna-Hallam) beat Clarence United 1

(University versus Glenorchy Knights postponed.)

H Thannhauser and Turner

Photo:  The Lions' Jack Turner (right) gets a pass away before Rangers' Harry Thannhauser can intercept [PlessPix]

South Hobart maintained their 5-point lead at the top of the Victory League standings with a 4-1 away win over fifth-placed Devonport City on a heavy Valley Road pitch on Saturday.

The southerners fell behind to a Callum Moore goal after just 8 minutes, but two goals by Andy Brennan, in the 25th and 30th minutes gave the visitors a 2-1 lead at the interval.

W Davis Brassington and Pearce

Photo:  Northern Rangers' Shane Brassington (centre) bagged four goals, but Kingborough looked as if they didn't have a clue [PlessPix]

With more results such as yesterday, the Victory League is in serious danger of imploding.

Thirty goals in four games may sound exciting and entertaining, but it’s an illusion.