Retro Corner: Lucky, we love AAMI…


It’s more Rewind Corner than Retro Corner this week as the subject is AAMI Park, a venue that only came into existence in 2010.

But we’ve managed to create a lot of happy memories since our first fixture there in August of that year, so as the countdown to our latest visit this coming Saturday continues, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to revisit some of those past successes.

August 14 2010

Melbourne Victory 0-2 Perth Glory

Off to a flier!

Glory celebrate v Victory in 2010


Our first visit to AAMI Park ended in an impressive 2-0 win over Melbourne Victory which stunned most of the 17,566-strong crowd into silence.

Jamie Harnwell bagged the first, Mile Sterjovski doubled the lead early in the second half, Howard Fondyke made his senior debut off the bench and current squad members Scott Neville and Tando Velaphi both completed 90 minutes.

October 16 2011

Melbourne Heart 1-2 Perth Glory

Heart-breaker Shane!

Shane Smeltz scored both goals as Glory made it two wins from two at the start of a season that would, of course, culminate in a Grand Final appearance.

Neville featured again, while Travis Dodd and Andrezinho provided the ammunition for Smeltz and Billy Mehmet up top.

March 23 2013

Melbourne Victory 2-3 Perth Glory

Rizzo goes boom!

Needing a win to stay in the finals hunt, Glory shocked Victory courtesy of a sensational last-minute winner from Josh Risdon.

Having been 2-1 up at the break thanks to goals from Chris Harold and Travis Dodd, the visitors looked to have surrendered two points when substitute Chris Cristaldo came off the bench to find the net in the 89th minute.

But Risdon was having none of it, charging to the edge of the box and rifling home a shot that left Nathan Coe in the home goal clutching at thin air.

April 23 2017

Melbourne City 0-2 Perth Glory

First-half flourish!

Diego Castro v Melbourne City 2017


Kenny Lowe’s men made the perfect start to their finals campaign with this 2-0 victory and the damage was all done in the first half hour.

Diego Castro opened the scoring and Joel Chianese made it 2-0 as the WA men proved too strong for a City side that included the likes of Tim Cahill, Neil Kilkenny and Bruno Fornaroli.

November 23 2017

Melbourne City 1-3 Perth Glory

Non-stop drama!

It was all happening at AAMI Park in Round 8 of last season, with a red card, a penalty, VAR controversy and four goals.

A deflected effort from Mitch Nichols handed Glory the early advantage before Ross McCormack levelled things up.

Then the intervention of the VAR saw Osama Malik sent off for a challenge on Jacob Italiano in the box, Xavi Torres slotted home the resulting penalty and after weathering a storm of City pressure in the second half, Mitch Mallia rounded off a classic counter-attack by  making the game safe with the third goal.

So those are some contenders for our best moments at AAMI Park but as always, we’d love to get your memories of Glory’s visits, so do join the conversation on Facebook HERE or via Twitter HERE.