18 Mar 2012

Heart in finals despite Sydney comeback

8:14 am on 18 March 2012

The Melbourne Heart have booked their first A-League football finals berth, despite Sydney FC snatching a comeback 2-all away draw.

The Sky Blues remain in seventh spot, despite showing typical fighting spirit to turn a two-goal halftime deficit into a 2-2 result.

That means Sydney still need to beat the Newcastle Jets at Allianz Stadium next Sunday to reach the finals.

While the fifth-placed Heart are only one point clear of both the Jets and Sydney, their far superior goal difference to the Sky Blues means only one of those sides can overtake them next weekend.