The First Melbourne Victory Home game

The First Melbourne Victory Home game

10 years ago in September 2005, the first Melbourne Victory home game in the A-League was played against Perth Glory with the final score being a 2-2 draw. On that historic day, Austrian import Richard Kitzbichler and current coach Kevin Muscat were the scorers. However, it is a much lesser known fact that Melbourne Victory’s FIRST EVER home game was also against Perth Glory! This historic game was played as part of the pre-season challenge cup on the 30th July 2005 at MV’s first home ground – Olympic Park. And I am very proud to say that I was one of the small crowd of 4,528 who attended the game! The starting eleven on that night was … 1┬áMichael Theoklitos 2 Kevin Muscat (captain) 4 Mark Byrnes 5 Geoffrey Claeys 6 Steve Pantelidis 7 Michael Ferrante 9 Daniel Allsopp 10 Archie Thompson 12 Carl Recchia 13 Kristian Sarkies 17 Richard Kitzbichler And the score was 1-0 to Melbourne Victory with Archie Thompson┬áscoring the winning goal in the 60th minute ! It was a great night and I have been a loyal Melbourne Victory fan ever since. Here are some pictures I took on the night. Apologies in the advance for the very poor photos! Bear in mind this was in 2005 – consumer compact digital cameras at the time was pretty basic and terrible at night photos. Not to mention my photographic skills are pretty non-existent! Hope you enjoy this little trip down memory lane. I will gladly take the same 1-0 scoreline for tomorrow’s A League match between Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory at AAMI Park ! GO...

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