27 Oct 2012

Heskey coping well with move down under

6:07 pm on 27 October 2012

The former England footballer Emile Heskey is threatening to overshadow Alessandro Del Piero as Australian football's most successful import after scoring four goals in his first four games for the Newcastle Jets.

Heskey scored twice to help the Jets to a 2-1 victory over the Melbourne Victory on Friday evening to put himself top of the goalscorers' list and his team top of the A-League.

The 34-year-old former Liverpool forward only arrived in Australia a week before the season began but is well on his way to becoming a cult figure in Newcastle with nearly 14,000 fans turning out at Hunter Stadium on Friday.

Those watching at home were able to follow his every move on cable TV's "Heskey Cam" and he served them up with a treat with two fine goals in two minutes early the second half.