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Nov 11, 2011   |  3:45PM AET

Match Preview – Heart v Jets

Match Preview – Heart v Jets

Melbourne Heart FC will seek revenge for its last minute loss to the Newcastle Jets in Week 1 of the Hyundai A-League season when the side’s renew enmities at AAMI Park tomorrow night (5.30pm ko).

Melbourne Heart v Newcastle Jets
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Venue: AAMI Park
Local kick-off: 5:30pm
Click here to purchase tickets.

Referee: Kurt Ams / AR1: Luke Brennan / AR2 is Shaun Evans /4th Official: Alex Azcurra
TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 1
Radio broadcaster: 774 ABC Melbourne / 1116 SEN Melbourne / 1233 ABC Newcastle

Melbourne Heart FC will seek revenge for its last minute loss to the Newcastle Jets in Week 1 of the Hyundai A-League season when the side-s renew enmities at AAMI Park tomorrow night (5.30pm ko).

While Heart is winless this season, the team has strung together a series of promising displays over recent weeks, earning draws against Victory, Adelaide United and Sydney FC, although the Red and White can feel rightly aggrieved it hasn-t earned more from the opening matches of the season.

Byun-Sung Hwan-s deflected goal at Ausgrid Stadium in the opening round set the tone for Heart so far this season, with misfortune appearing to beset the side at every turn.

However, with Head Coach John van ‘t Schip confident in his team-s resolve, a win over the high flying Jets potentially looms on the horizon, acting as a launching point for Heart-s finals bid.

Recent Results
8 October 2011 – Newcastle Jets 3 Melbourne Heart FC 2 @ Ausgrid Stadium
19 August 2011 – Melbourne Heart FC 0 Newcastle Jets 1 @ Morwell
8 December 2010 – Melbourne Heart FC 0 – Newcastle Jets 2 @ AAMI Park

Danger Man
Ryan Griffiths – After tormenting the Heart defence during the side-s earlier meeting this season, Ryan Griffiths looms once again as the man to watch. Griffiths nabbed a double at Ausgrid Stadium to lay the platform for Newcastle-s 3-2 win.

Fact of the Week
In what may be an entertaining affair the Heart (34) and Jets (32) lie third and fourth
respectively in goal attempts this season

Squads
Melbourne Heart: 1.Clint Bolton (gk), 2.Michael Marrone, 3.Brendan Hamill, 5.Fred ©, 6.Matt Thompson, 7.Rutger Worm, 8.Kristian Sarkies, 9.Maycon, 10.Wayne Srhoj, 11.Alex Terra, 13.Jonatan Germano, 15.David Williams, 16.Aziz Behich, 17.Jason Hoffman, 19.Eli Babalj, 23. Mate Dugandzic, 25.Adrian Madaschi, 30. Sebastian Mattei (gk)
*Three to be omitted*

Newcastle Jets: 1. Ben Kennedy (gk), 2. Taylor Regan, 4. Nikolai Topor-Stanley, 5. Tiago Calvano, 6. Ben Kantarovski, 7. Kasey Wehrman, 8. Jeremy Brockie, 10. Ruben Zadkovich, 11. Tarek Elrich, 12. Jobe Wheelhouse (c), 13. Sung-Hwan Byun, 14. Labinot Haliti, 17. James Virgili, 18. Marko Jesic, 22. Ali Abbas, 23. Ryan Griffiths, 25. Jacob Pepper, 30. Jack Duncan (gk)
*Three to be omitted*