Weekly Warm-Up: Melbourne Heart v Newcastle Jets

Prepare for another thriller as Melbourne seek revenge for that opening day heartbreak against high-flying Jets!

Melbourne Heart v Newcastle Jets Saturday 12th November, 5.30pm

Prepare for another thriller as Melbourne seek revenge for that opening day heartbreak against high-flying Jets!

It may have been a sticky start to the season for Melbourne Heart - no wins from five is hardly ideal - but John van 't Schip's side are now undefeated in three games, all of which have been tricky encounters.

They can be pleased at remaining unbeaten from a derby clash, the visit of Sydney and a trip to Adelaide, so the promise is certainly there. Now, they are just one win away from elevating themselves into mid-table, so get yourself along to AAMI Park on Saturday and help Heart grab that elusive first triumph.

The Red and White may still be without a win, but they will certainly be buoyed by their performance in the away draw with Adelaide United last weekend.

Defender Brendan Hamill's outstanding long distance strike set Heart on the way to a victory that they were just a quarter-of-an-hour from achieving before Spase Dilevski's equaliser. Disappointing as this was, they did well to prevent the home team from gaining the initiative and taking all three points. A draw, in the end, was a very decent result.

Heart may be growing in confidence, but they come up against a really tough opponent this Saturday.

Newcastle Jets arrive at AAMI Park in second place after a first-half double from frontman Jeremy Brockie led them to a very impressive 2-0 win over Perth Glory in a feisty battle at Ausgrid stadium last Saturday. Brockie had the game practically sewn up before most fans had got comfy in their seats.

If his first goal in the 10th minute was greeted with joy by the Squadron, then his second, less than a minute later, sent the home fans into absolute raptures. After this, there was no way back for Glory. In fact, Newcastle could have had more, with Francis Jeffers and Ruben Zadkovich giving the Perth back line no end of headaches.

On top of this attacking verve, the Newcastle defence nullified the threat of Shane Smeltz and Travis Dodd. It was a performance that was a statement of intent. The Jets mean business! They have since bolstered their attack by re-signing the previously retired Michael Bridges for the remainder of the 2011/12 Hyundai A-League season.

Melbourne will be up for revenge this Saturday after Newcastle broke their hearts on the opening day of the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season in a five-goal thriller at Ausgrid Stadium.

With the visitors set for a decent away point, Jets snatched a deflected injury-time winner through defender Byun Sung-Hwan. While the loss was hard to swallow, the performance that day will give Heart hope that they can pick up all three points on Saturday.

Newcastle Jets may have started the season well, but they are there to be gunned down on Saturday. A loud crowd of over 12,000 helped the home side to the win in Week 1, so now it's the chance for Heart fans to make the crucial difference.

Get a ticket, pull on your colours and sing Melbourne Heart to their first win of this intriguing Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season. It's time for revenge!