Walter Pless on Association Football Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:11:51 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Pierce the difference as South Hobart go down to South Melbourne, but should he still have been on the field?

M Lujic and Lamont

Photo:  South Hobart's Scott Lamont tries to stop South Melbourne's Milos Lujic [PlessPix]

(NPL Elimination Final, South Hobart Oval, Saturday, 20 September 2014)

South Hobart 0

South Melbourne Hellas 1 (J Reed 6)

HT: 0-1   Att: 800   Ref: B Kopra (Tasmania){jcomments on}

South Hobart: Pierce - Kass, Ludford, Lewis (Hamlett 66), Scott - Undy (Hall 88), Lamont, Ludlow, Morton - Mann, Brennan (Subs not used: Hunt, Downes, Moncur)

South Melbourne Hellas: Maynard - Mala, Eagar, Musa, Norton - Reed, Hatzikostas (Holmes 62), Jawadi, Epifano (Minopoulos 84) - Theodore, Lujic (Subs not used: Saldaris, Mullett, Tsiaris)

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:44:16 +0000
NPL Finals Series - Saturday, 20 September 2014

Matthew Theodore  SM left

Photo:  South Hobart's Caleb Ludlow beats South Melbourne's Matthew Theodore to the ball [PlessPix]

NPL Finals Series (South Hobart Oval)

South Hobart 0 lost to South Melbourne Hellas 1 (J Reed 6)

HT: 0-1   Att: 800   Ref: B Kopra (Tasmania){jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:06:57 +0000
South Hobart won't sit back against South Melbourne Hellas tomorrow

Nick and Ken Morton

Photo:  Nick Morton (left) and his father Ken Morton, coach of south Hobart, at today's pre-game media conference [PlessPix]

South Hobart defender Jayden Hey is in doubt for Saturday’s NPL Finals series match against South Melbourne Hellas at South Hobart at 1.30pm.

Hey pulled up at training with a calf injury and will undergo a fitness test at 11am tomorrow.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:36:45 +0000
Ulverstone women score dramatic stoppage-time winner against Warriors

Eugene R watches play

Photo:  Ulverstone's Lucy Foote in possession against Olympia Warriors [PlessPix]

(Women’s State Cup Final, KGV Park, Saturday, 13 September 2014)

Olympia Warriors 2 (B Cantrell 35, 75)

Ulverstone 3 (D Mitchell 66, N McKenna 68, G Foote 91)

HT: 1-0   Ref: E Rosenzweig

Olympia Warriors: Cook; Baker, Berry, Cantrell, N Cavarretta, R Cavarretta, Fitzgerald, Gavalas, Mason, McNeill, Nettlefold (Subs: Saunders, Stoye, K Vienna-Hallam, Mario-Ring)

Ulverstone: Spicer; Berne, C Cox-Haines, G Foote, L Foote, R Glover, S Glover, Hingston, McKenna, McMullen, Mitchell (Subs: Blackwood-Beattie, Coles, Hay, Morice, Vella){jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:13:28 +0000
University complete Southern Premier League double

Buga scores

Photo:  Alex Buga (left) scores university's third seconds before the interval [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League Top-Four Final, KGV Park, Saturday, 13 September 2014)

University 3 (L Huigsloot (1, 36, A Buga 45)

Clarence United 1 (L Asciak 64)

HT: 3-0   Ref: I Colhoun

University: Galloway: MacGregor, Millington, Merry, Mazey, Bull, Hindmarsh, L Huigsloot, A Buga, R John, G Kamano (Subs: J Buga, Frank, Goold, Lagu, Saner)

Clarence United: Cornish: Bremner, D Brown, C Brown, Hollow, Karas, Naden, Randall, Reibel, Wilcock, McMahon (Subs: Asciak, Browning, Dyson, Malovnek, Nicholson){jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:01:04 +0000
Russell Courtney named as captain of Tasmania

A Scott and Courtney 17 September 2014

Photo:  Russell Courtney (right) and Liam Scott at Wednesday's media conference [PlessPix]

Russell Courtney, the Tilford Zebras central defender, has been named captain of the Tasmanian team to play Melbourne Victory Youth at North Hobart Oval on Sunday, 28 September.{jcomments on}

The match is the curtain-raiser to the A-League pre-season friendly between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC.

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:05:36 +0000
More photos from the weekend - 13-14 September 2014

Ulvie saves

Photo:  Ulverstone goalkeeper Paige Spicer makes a save against Olympia Warriors [PlessPix]{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:12:31 +0000
Photos from the weekend - 13-14 September 2014

a Diving Harry

Photo:  Northern Rangers' Harry Thannhauser at full stretch [PlessPix]

Here are some additional photographs from the weekend's cup finals at KGV Park.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:26:37 +0000
Paul Mavroudis gives Tasmanian fans a heads-up on South Melbourne Hellas

a Grumpy at Richmond SC

Photo:  Paul Mavroudis after South Melbourne lost 1-0 away to Richmond in 2011 [Photo by George Kouroumalis]

On Saturday, Tasmania’s Victory League champions, South Hobart, will host Victorian Premier League champions South Melbourne Hellas at South Hobart at 1.30pm.

Paul Mavroudis, a passionate South Melbourne Fan (his excellent and entertaining website is: ) has written the following background piece about the club for me as a preview to this NPL Series clash on Saturday.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:46:20 +0000
Rangers miss key chances and are run over by South Hobart in Victory Cup Final

H Thannhauser and Morton

Photo:  Rangers' Harry Thannhauser and South's Nick Morton in pursuit of the ball [PlessPix]

(Victory Cup Final, KGV Park, Saturday, 13 September 2014)

South Hobart 3 (J Hey 70, A Brennan 75, M Pooley 86 og)

Northern Rangers 1 (H Thannhauser 49)

HT: 0-0   Att: 230 [FFT say 800 went through the gate during the day of 3 cup finals]   Ref: J Hortle{jcomments on}

South Hobart: Pierce - Lewis (Hey 31), Lamont, Ludford, Scott - Undy (Hamlett 69), Ludlow, Morton, Kass (Hall 64) - Mann, Brennan (Subs not used:  Moncur, Hunt, J Stevens)

Northern Rangers: Pooley - P Lanau-Atkinson, McCarragher, Tuma (Fisher 84), Anderson - Thannhauser, Hingston, N Lanau-Atkinson (Hamilton 81) - Edwards (Towns 51), Rigby, Brassington (Subs not used:  McKenna, Spearshott, Dent)

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:22:37 +0000
Cup Final results - Saturday, 13 September 2014

A Bull and 9

Photo:  University's Alexis Bull (left) tackles Clarence United's Julian McMahon [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League Top-Four Cup Final

University 3 (L Huigsloot 2, A Buga) beat Clarence United 1 (L Asciak){jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:07:15 +0000
Three cup finals on the program at KGV Park today

South Hobart can make it three trophies out of four that were on offer this season by beating Northern Rangers in the Victory Cup Final at 5pm at KGV Park today.{jcomments on}

South have won the Victory League title and the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy, but they missed out on Summer Cup honours.

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:06:48 +0000
Brayden Mann wins 2014 Mitsubishi Motors Best & Fairest Award in Victory League

Brayden Mann and his award

Photo:  Brayden Mann with his medal and cheque for $1,000 [PlessPix]

The number 21 proved lucky for South Hobart striker Brayden Mann, who has won the 2014 Mitsubishi Motors Victory League best-and-fairest award.

The 21-year-old polled 21 votes from the 21 league games he played this year.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:01:46 +0000
Victory League's best-and-fairest difficult to pick

A Brennan Andy C

Photo:  South Hobart's Andy Brennan polled well for his club [PlessPix]

The Mitsubishi Motors Best-and-Fairest Medal winner will be announced at a Victory League function at Blundstone Arena on Friday night.{jcomments on}

The award is decided by the referees, who award votes on a 3-2-1 basis after every Victory League match.

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:11:01 +0000