Melbourne Heart vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

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    Melb Heart V Newcastle


    Melb Heart Match Completed Newcastle
    16 SHOTS 6
    9 FOULS 11
    6 CORNERS 3
    1 OFFSIDES 0
    59 POSSESSION 41

    Melbourne Heart will be desperate for three points when they tackle the Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park tonight. Join us for live scores and a play-by-play description from 5.30pm AEDT.

    John Van’t Schip’s side are languishing at the bottom of the heap and will be hoping they can finally register their first win.

    While the Heart haven’t been impressive they haven’t been awful either, but they have failed to hold onto a lead too often this season.

    Meanwhile the Jets are sitting pretty in second place after their win against Perth last weekend, and will want to push on with the squad beginning to get accustomed to Gary van Egmond’s training regime and playing style.

    The side hasn’t hit top gear yet, and their position in the standings will have them confident of a possible top-four finish.

    The signing of Michael Bridges during the week will buoy the players, however his return to the field will have to wait another week – flu, apparently.

    The Jets’other recent acquisition, Francis Jeffers, is sure to start after his promising 67 minutes last week and Jeremy Brockie will most certainly join him after last week’s brace.

    Tiago returns too, though it will be interesting to see if he replaces Taylor Regan, who has been impressive in the Brazilian’s absence.

    Zadkovich is out, and Kantarovski seems to be touch and go, so a starting place for youth team captain Jacob Pepper could be on the cards.

    The Heart will line-up without the suspended Simon Colosimo, and Curtis Good is away on international duty.

    That could provide Adrian Madaschi with his debut and chance to force his way into the starting 11.

    The return of Fred last week was also good news for the struggling side, with the captain likely to start the match.

    Heart’s heralded attack has failed to fire so far this season, with the promising David Williams particularly disappointing.

    However they can take solace in the fact that the Jets have failed to register points in eight of their last nine away fixtures.

    This is crunch week in the A-League, with the table threatening to split up if the Central Coast, Brisbane Roar and the Jets all join Adelaide in claiming three points.

    Heart needs the points, and the Jets’ poor away form could see a home win.

    Will the red and white finally deliver for their fans? Or will the Jets continue their early-season form and banish their away hoodoo?

    We’ll have live scores and commentary of all the action from 5.30pm AEDT, so join in and post your thoughts below.

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    50' YELLOW CARD - Kasey Wehrman (Newcastle)

    66' GOAL - 'Fred' Helbert Frederico Carreiro Da Silva (Melb Heart)

    73' GOAL - Mate Dugandzic (Melb Heart)

    76' YELLOW CARD - Eli Babalj (Melb Heart)

    77' YELLOW CARD - Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Newcastle)

    80' YELLOW CARD - Wayne Srhoj (Melb Heart)

    84' GOAL - Aziz Behich (Melb Heart)

    86' YELLOW CARD - Aziz Behich (Melb Heart)

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    • Columnist

      Janek Speight said | 7:29pm | ! Report


      Melbourne Heart 3-0 Newcastle Jets

      Jets now have to pick themselves and regather for the visit of Brisbane Roar next weekend. Heart travel to Gold Coast and will hope this performance kicks off their season.

      • 8:49pm
        Stevo said | 8:49pm | ! Report

        The game changer was Maycon – COMING OFF!!!! He is the most useless player ever to have been recruited to the A-league. Please Schippy, never ever play him again!!! Nice win tho’ and Mate getting on to an errant back pass only made up for at least one of Thomos similar disasters previously.

    • Columnist

      Janek Speight said | 7:26pm | ! Report


      Melbourne Heart 2-0 Newcastle Jets

      And that’s it. Jets were hopeless really, they couldn’t keep the ball and their insistence on playing out from the back just isn’t suiting the personnel on the field. Too many stray passes to count, and they lead to goals.

      Heart on the other hand finally hit their straps in the final third. They’ve been threatening to do it for a while now. Their defence didn’t have too much to deal with, and Fred’s piece of magic showed them the way. Another great performance from Dugandzic as well and Babalj was impressive off the bench.

    • Roar Guru

      The Cattery said | 7:25pm | ! Report

      Our mate Dugandzic named man of the match.

      First win for Heart in 11 matches.

    • Columnist

      Janek Speight said | 7:24pm | ! Report


      Melbourne Heart 2-0 Newcastle Jets

      Game is fizzling out now, Jets probably thinking about their goal difference now.

    • Columnist

      Janek Speight said | 7:19pm | ! Report


      Melbourne Heart 2-0 Newcastle Jets

      Bablj almost adds a fourth after reaching for a deep cross, great run but he pokes it wide.

    • Columnist

      Janek Speight said | 7:17pm | ! Report


      Melbourne Heart 2-0 Newcastle Jets

      GOAL!!! And that seals off a dominance performance from the Heart. And what a goal. Behich runs onto a through ball, completely razzes Kantarovski and curls a beautiful effort into the top corner past Kennedy.

    • Columnist

      Janek Speight said | 7:13pm | ! Report


      Melbourne Heart 2-0 Newcastle Jets

      Benny Kantarovski finally comes on, about 30 minutes too late. If he was fit enough to be on the bench why wasn’t he brought on earlier? Wehrman comes off.

    • Columnist

      Janek Speight said | 7:10pm | ! Report


      Melbourne Heart 2-0 Newcastle Jets

      Heart are just all over the Jets. It has been a day to forget for the debut of their new black and white strip. Heart finally finding their attacking touch in the final third

    • Columnist

      Janek Speight said | 7:09pm | ! Report


      Melbourne Heart 2-0 Newcastle Jets

      Second yellow. This time Topor-Stanley for pulling back Fred. Fair call. Free-kick to Heart.

    • Columnist

      Janek Speight said | 7:08pm | ! Report


      Melbourne Heart 2-0 Newcastle Jets

      Babalj gets the first yellow of the game. For simulation. Pretty harsh, Topor did have his hands all over him.

    • Columnist

      Janek Speight said | 7:05pm | ! Report


      Melbourne Heart 2-0 Newcastle Jets

      ANOTHER GOAL!! Shocking back pass from Elrich, straight to Dugandzic and he slots it past Kennedy. Nice finish, ugly defence. Jets aren’t coming back into this.

    • Columnist

      Janek Speight said | 7:04pm | ! Report


      Melbourne Heart 0-0 Newcastle Jets

      Heart make a sub. Madaschi for his debit on for Terra.

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