Victory out to build on strong recent AAMI Park record

Melbourne Victory will play every A-League Women home game this season at AAMI Park, and it is a venue at which it has a strong recent record.

For the first time in Club history, Victory will play every home game at AAMI Park as part of a double-header.

The move will act as a motivator for the defending champions, according to Head Coach Jeff Hopkins.

Victory has played at AAMI Park six times in the past three seasons, losing just once. Of the past five outings at the venue, Victory has won four.

Ahead of the campaign starting against Adelaide United on December 5, we look back at our four most recent wins at AAMI Park.

Jeff Hopkins

Round 11, 2020/21: Victory 1 (Annalie Longo 43′) Wanderers 0
After a slow start to last season, this win extended Victory’s unbeaten run to five matches, and it ended at seven.

A dangerous set-piece from Kyra Cooney-Cross fell to Annalie Longo to scramble in from close range.

Round 8, 2019/20: Victory 2 (Natasha Dowie 10′, Darian Jenkins 25′) Jets 1
Natasha Dowie headed in a 10th-minute opener to put Victory ahead before Darian Jenkins scrambled in a second after Rosie Sutton hit the post.

Gema Simon pulled a goal back for the Jets, but Victory held on.

Round 9, 2018/19: Victory 2 (Natasha Dowie 35’/83′) Glory 1
On the way to a first A-League Women Premiership, Victory overcame Perth at AAMI Park.

An excellent strike from Dowie put Victory ahead before Emily Gielnik hit the crossbar in the first half.

Dowie got on the end of a Christine Nairn cross to double the lead and Victory held on despite a late goal from Rachel Hill.

Round 3, 2018/19: City 0 Victory 2 (Elise Kellond-Knight 31′ og, Emily Gielnik 65′)
A dangerous cross from Nairn aimed for Dowie was turned into her own net by Elise Kellond-Knight.

A superb goal from Gielnik sealed Victory’s impressive win in the second half.