Bolton lauds bravery

Melbourne Heart goalkeeper Clint Bolton has lauded his team's bravery in their stunning 2-1 upset of Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

Melbourne Heart goalkeeper Clint Bolton has lauded his team's bravery in their stunning 2-1 upset of Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

The Heart were pumping for the entire first half, heaping pressure on Brisbane and taking their opportunities to build an unassailable lead.

Star-performer Bolton said the side had hoped to find the defending champions vulnerable after having their record 36-game undefeated streak ended by Sydney FC last weekend, and marvelled at his side's courageous performance to capitalise and become the first away side to win at Suncorp Stadium since January 2010.

"We weren't sure what to expect from them (as to) whether they'd be fired up or if Sydney had softened them up a bit and put a few question marks in their own mind for us to exploit," said Bolton.

"The boys were brave. They were really brave out there. I can't give credit enough to the 12 or 13 blokes in front of me."

"We had a look at the weaknesses during the weak and there aren't many, it's as simple as that, but you have to find those couple of things that you can maybe use to your advantage and we did that perfectly in the first half."

After being stranded on a lowly three points after five rounds, the Heart have now won four of their last five games to move into third place on the Hyundai A-League ladder.