Roar beats Heart to grab top spot
MELBOURNE Heart coach John Aloisi is expected to come under more pressure following his team's lacklustre 3-0 loss to the Roar in Brisbane yesterday.
The Heart is yet to win away from home in its past 16 games, and is the only team not to win a game this season.
Aloisi said he was satisfied with the Heart's effort, particularly in the first half when only the woodwork kept out a cracking left-foot volley from Iain Ramsay.
Aloisi added he was confident the team would improve when some of the injured players returned, notably captain Harry Kewell who missed again because of the effects of concussion.
While the Heart played well in the first half, it was a different story after the break.
Henrique found the net twice and could easily have had another two, while Matt Smith completed the misery for the Heart after excellent lead-up work from Matt McKay. The only downside for Roar was a groin injury suffered late in the match by Jade North.
The win lifted the Roar back to the top of the ladder, one point clear of Western Sydney.