Matchday: Melbourne Heart FC Vs Wellington Phoenix

Melbourne Heart FC will take on the Wellington Phoenix in tonight’s Zaidee’s Friendly Trophy during the Westpac Community Football Festival in Shepparton.

Melbourne Heart FC will take on the Wellington Phoenix in tonight-s Zaidee-s Friendly Trophy during the Westpac Community Football Festival in Shepparton.

The two sides have split their three previous encounters, with Heart triumphing in its only match against Wellington on Victorian soil courtesy of goals from John Aloisi and Alex Terra.

However, neither Aloisi, who has since retired and moved into coaching, or Terra will feature for Heart this evening, with a youthful looking squad set to take to the park.

Maycon, Jason Hoffman and David Williams are likely to lead the line, with midfielder Kristian Sarkies poised to wear the Captain-s armband.

Melbourne Heart FC Squad 2. Michael MARRONE, 3. Brendan HAMILL, 8. Kristian SARKIES, 9. MAYCON, 13. Vedran JANJETOVIC GK (triallist) 14. Kamal IBRAHIM, 15. David WILLIAMS, 16. Aziz BEHICH, 17. Jason HOFFMAN, 21. Kliment TASESKI, 22. Nick KALMAR, 23. Mate DUGANDZIC, 25. Alon BLUMGART (triallist), 29. Karl DODD (triallist), 30. Sebastian MATTEI GK (triallist)

Previous Matches 19 September 2010 - Melbourne Heart FC 2 Wellington Phoenix 1 @ AAMI Park 17 October 2010 - Wellington Phoenix 2 Melbourne Heart FC 2 @ Westpac Stadium 24 November 2010 - Wellington Phoenix 2 Melbourne Heart FC 0 @ Westpac Stadium

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