Match Preview - Newcastle Jets Vs Melbourne Heart FC

Melbourne Heart FC will be looking to avenge its pre-season loss in Morwell when the side takes on the Newcastle Jets at AUSgrid Stadium on Saturday.

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Heart Saturday, 8 October 2011 AUSgrid Stadium, Newcastle Local kick-off: 4.30pm Referee: Ryan Shepheard AR1: Murray Wilson AR1: Shaun Evans 4th Official: Kris Grifith-Jones

Melbourne Heart FC will be looking to avenge its pre-season loss in Morwell when the side takes on the Newcastle Jets at AUSgrid Stadium on Saturday.

The Red and White are set to field up to six club debutants with Captain Fred, Maycon, David Williams, Jonatan Germano, Mate Dugandzic, Curtis Good and Nikola Roganovic all named in the travelling party.

Following a week of upheaval in the Hunter Valley, the Jets are sure to be motivated and raring to produce a positive result in front of their supporters.

Recent Results 19 August 2011 - Melbourne Heart FC 0 Newcastle Jets 1 @ Morwell 8 December 2010 - Melbourne Heart FC 0 - Newcastle Jets 2 @ AAMI Park 31 October 2010 - Newcastle Jets 0 - Melbourne Heart FC 2 @ Port Macquarie

Danger Man Ryan Griffiths - The sometime Socceroo looms as a player to watch for John van ‘t Schip-s side, with his pace and skill set to force the Heart back four to pay special attention.

Expect Australian U/23 star Aziz Behich to closely mark Griffiths and attempt to nullify his impact on the game.

Fact of The Week Newcastle-s Ben Kantarovski entered the history books during round two last season by scoring Melbourne Heart FC-s first ever goal in the 79th minute of the sides August 13 2010 encounter. Squads

Newcastle Jets squad: 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, 15. Chris Payne, 17. James Virgili, 18. Marko Jesic, 19. Matthew Nash, 22. Ali Abbas, 23. Ryan Griffiths

Melbourne Heart squad: 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, 18. Curtis GOOD, 22. Nick KALMAR, 23. Mate DUGANDZIC, 24. Nikola ROGANOVIC (Gk), 30. Sebastian MATTEI (Gk) *three to be omitted*