Melbourne Heart v Wellington Phoenix - Preview
Help Heart earn their stripes and make it two home wins in a row as Phoenix complete a Melbourne double-header at AAMI Park…
Melbourne Heart v Wellington Phoenix Sunday 19th September 3:00pm AAMI Park Help Heart earn their stripes and make it two home wins in a row as Phoenix complete a Melbourne double-header at AAMI Park…
…It was quite an occasion at AAMI Park a fortnight ago, as, carried over the finish-line by a passionate and vocal crowd, Heart earned their first ever Hyundai A-League victory against North Queensland Fury.
Now, after another disappointing week on the road, they-ll be looking to repeat the feat, as they take on Wellington Phoenix for the first time and they-ll be relying on similarly outstanding support from fans of the Hyundai A-league-s newest team. Let-s turn AAMI Park into a cauldron of noise!
Heart take on Phoenix without having former Newcastle Jets midfielder Jason Hoffman available for selection, as he is away on international duty with the Qantas Olyroos squad at the Four Nations Tournament in Vietnam. Defender Michael Beauchamp will also be missing.
After being ruled out for a fortnight due to an ankle injury suffered during the club-s loss to Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium, his return to the starting line-up was short-lived as he was red-carded in his first game back against Central Coast Mariners last weekend.
Everyone knows the Hyundai A-League fans are amazing, so it should come as little surprise that, at their last home game, Phoenix-s supporters collected a fantastic $2777.50 in support of the people of Canterbury affected by a major earthquake and ongoing aftershocks.
Fans who make the long journey to Melbourne will be hoping that, on the field, their team won-t be showing the same level of charity against Heart. With Nick Ward bagging his first goal for the club last weekend against Sydney - an absolute stunner - Phoenix will be looking for more of the same from the former Melbourne Victory star this Sunday.
Can Ricki Herbert‘s side stop Melbourne Hearts or will it be back-to-back home wins for the Hyundai A-League newcomers? If Heart are to pick up three more points and pull away from the wrong end of the ladder they-ll need their supporters to turn AAMI Park into a vibrant display of red and white and sing their hearts out. Fan power can make the difference. Show your support!
Melbourne v Melbourne Derby tickets go on sale on Monday 20 September at midday via Ticketek.