Mitch Nichols at the double
Mitch Nichols scored twice as Melbourne Victory moved up to third in the A-League with a 3-1 win at basement boys Melbourne Heart.
Heart were dealt an early blow when they had Patrick Kisnorbo sent off in the 24th minute and Nichols got his first 14 minutes later.
James Troisi doubled the visitors' lead in the 59th minute and Nichols made it three four minutes later. Nick Kalmar pulled one back for the home side in the 80th minute, but their opponents were already home and dry. ends