Heart back in town, says Babalj

Melbourne Heart striker Eli Babalj is pleased his side have hit form at the business end of the season.

Melbourne Heart striker Eli Babalj is pleased his side have hit form at the business end of the season.

After an eight-match winless streak, the Heart have bounced back with successive 1-0 victories over Gold Coast United and Central Coast Mariners respectively.

The 20-year-old Babalj has scored the winner in both fixtures as the Heart have moved closer to securing their first ever finals berth in the Hyundai A-League.

With four matches remaining the Heart sit fifth, three points inside the top six, and Babalj is glad they have hit their straps ahead of a tricky trip to Brisbane on Friday.

"It's always good to score but the main thing (was) we got finally two wins in a row," Babalj said.

"It's good to finally get the momentum going just in time for the finals. It's another big game on Friday... and hopefully the last two games gives us a bit of confidence heading to a form team."

Babalj - who is Heart's equal leading scorer with six goals this season - is happy that he has played a key role in the club's fortunes over recent weeks.

"If you ask any striker, it's the best feeling when you score a goal," he said.

"Lucky enough I've got good service the last couple of games. I was the right place at the right time and thankfully the two goals ended up being two winners which is very important."

And the highly rated forward is hopeful of a repeat of the club's 2-1 win at Suncorp Stadium in December in which Babalj found the back of the net.

"It was a massive win last time. Obviously they were on a long unbeaten streak. We went up there with confidence and we showed that we can compete with the best. It was a good win so hopefully we can get another positive result this Friday."