Match Preview - Mariners v Heart

Melbourne Heart FC will seek to record its first victory over the Central Coast Mariners when the sides meet at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford tomorrow afternoon.

Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne Heart FC Saturday, 26 November 2011 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Kick-off: 5.30pm AEDT

Referee: Gerard Parsons AR 1/2: Murray Wilson / Allyson Flynn 4th official: Stuart Wolfe

TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 Head-to-Head: All matches (played 3): Central Coast Mariners wins 2, Melbourne Heart wins 0 (2 draws)

Melbourne Heart FC will seek to record its first victory over the Central Coast Mariners when the sides meet at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford tomorrow afternoon.

With the Mariners holding the distinction of being Heart-s first ever opponents in the Hyundai A-League, the team from the Central Coast hold a special place in the annals of Red and White history.

With Aziz Behich returning from international duty, Head Coach John van ‘t Schip has been given added flexibility in his selection options, although the loss of Simon Colosimo to injury is a dampener.

Nonetheless, van ‘t Schip remains confident in the side which overcame Gold Coast-s challenge last week with relative comfort.

The Mariners in the meantime have emerged in recent weeks as the form team of the Hyundai A-League, registering three wins in the last four matches after an inauspicious start to the season.

Recent Results 4 February 2011 - Melbourne Heart FC 1 Central Coast Mariners 1 @ AAMI Park 10 September 2010 - Central Coast Mariners 1 Melbourne Heart FC 0 @ Bluetongue Stadium 5 August 2010 - Melbourne Heart FC 0 Central Coast Mariners 1 0 @ AAMI Park

Danger Man Matt Simon - The Central Coast big man is a constant threat up front, with his work rate and eye for goal making him a challenging proposition for any side.

Fact of the Week Melbourne Heart FC will look to equal its record unbeaten and winning streaks - currently six and three respectively.

Squad Melbourne Heart FC Squad: 1.Clint Bolton (gk), 2.Michael Marrone, 3.Brendan Hamill, 4.Simon Colosimo, 5.Fred (c), 6.Matt Thompson, 7.Rutger Worm, 8.Kristian Sarkies, 9.Maycon, 10.Wayne Srhoj, 13.Jonatan Germano, 15.David Williams, 16.Aziz Behich, 18.Curtis Good, 19.Eli Babalj, 25.Adrian Madaschi, 30.Sebastian Mattei (gk) *two to be omitted*

Newcastle Jets squad: 2.Daniel McBreen, 3.Joshua Rose, 4.Pedj Bojic, 5.Brad Porter, 6.Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7.John Hutchinson, 8.Rostyn Griffiths, 9.Bernie Ibini, 10.Adriano Pellegrino, 12.Troy Hearfield, 14.Michael McGlinchey, 16.Trent Sainsbury, 18.Alex Wilkinson, 19.Matt Simon, 20.Justin Pasfield (gk), 21.Sam Gallagher, 22.Mustafa Amini, 30.Nathan Denham (gk) *three to be omitted*