Sydney FC cluthces draw with Heart

SMP Images - Scott Powick

A SECOND-HALF brace from Shannon Cole helped Sydney FC storm back from a 2-0 halftime deficit to clinch a draw with Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park.

The result means the Heart qualify for their first Hyundai A-League finals tilt while the Sky Blues have to win next week against Newcastle Jets to make the top six.

It was a gutsy fight back from Vitaslav Lavicka's men after Mate Dugandzic and Eli Babalj capped a dominant opening half for the home side by each finding the back of the net in hot six-minute period just before the break.

But momentum switched in the second half and substitute Cole made the Heart pay for defensive lapses with strikes on 66 and 77 minutes as Sydney once again rescued a result.

After a cautious first half hour the home side brought the game to life.

Read the full match report at the Hyundai A-League website.

Topics:  hyundai a-league melbourne heart sydney fc

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Community rallying after teen's shock diagnosis

IN OUR HEARTS: Marcus Maxwell-Jones desperately needs a kidney transplant at just 16.

A 16-year-old boy has been diagnosed with end stage kidney disease

Call for sign of smart planning

SIGN CALL: Tiffany, Ron and Marcus Logan run a local industrial estate business and want a more flexible approach to council signage regulations.

Signage needs to be 'flexible'

SEQ plan 'generally' in line with Noosa attitude

Looking toward Mt Cooroy from the top of Mt Tinbeerwah. Photo: Darryn Smith / Sunshine Coast Daily

Noosa Mayor reacts to new SEQ draft plan

Local Partners

Coast arts website strikes a chord in Germany

Rene Bahloo, Jandamarra and Nunyara Cadd with Christine Nabobbob at the official opening of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016 at Caloundra Regional Gallery. P

How a little-known website has boosted Sunshine Coast tourism

Steve Irwin's final days through dad's eyes

Bob Irwin with his son Steve.

'You never expect that’s the last time you’re going to see your son'

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.

SOLO player will take on Survivor's power couple Lee and El tonight.

Scary hoping Posh and Sporty will re-join The Spice Girls

Mel B

Mel B hoping Victoria Beckham, Mel C will re-join The Spice Girls

REVIEW: Michael McIntyre has Brisbane in stitches

Michael McIntyre in a scene from his TV series Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

BRITISH comedian is in the country on his Happy and Glorious Tour.

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals