ABERDEEN, WA—The Grays Harbor Gulls have found it tough going in the WWPL First Division so far in 2021. The Gulls are winless and currently sitting in the relegation spot that would see them go down to the WWPL Second Division for 2022.
There is hope for the Aberdeen side, though. The Gulls have yet to play the two teams just ahead of them in the table. They have home and away contests still to come with Kirkland FC and Lacey Pocket Gophers.
Boosting the club’s morale and keeping them alive in the Washington State Super Cup, the Gulls also recorded a big 1-0 tournament win at Stewart Field on May 11 against Lacey. Jay Hardy converted a penalty kick to give the Gulls the goal they needed.
“This league is so tough,” says Gulls General Manager Ben Barene. “You have to bring your best every second because every team in this league can make you pay for your mistakes. We were encouraged by the cup win and the shutout and I think we learned how good we can be when we put together a full 90 minutes.”
Grays Harbor returns to the pitch in league play on May 29 when they travel to their nearest opponent and face the Lacey Pocket Gophers at 6 PM at South Sound Stadium.