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|King's Warriors Hope Home Field Produces a Win|
Beckley, West Virginia: The Southern West Virginia King's Warriors will seek their first win of the season Saturday at the Paul Cline Memorial Youth Sports Complex against the Northern Virginia Royals (Fairfax, Virginia) with kick-off set for 7:00 p.m. Saturday's game will be the first of two straight at home for the King's Warriors.
Saturday's game is also "Salute To Heroes" night, where the King's Warriors plan to honor local military, police, fire and EMT personnel. All military, police, fire and EMT personnel and their immediate family members will be admitted to Saturday's home game for only $ 5.00.
Southern West Virginia enters Saturday's action with a record 0-3-1 and are looking for a victory to help propel it out of the cellar in the Premier Development League's South Atlantic Division standings. The King's Warriors are coming off a 3-0 shutout loss to the Nashville Metros in Tennessee last Friday, May 25. Southern West Virginia is 0-1-1 in two home games this season, which included an opening-season 2-1 loss to Nashville on May 11 and a 0-0 draw against the Real Maryland Monarchs on May 19.
The Royals come to Beckley just above the King's Warriors in the standings with a record of 1-2-0. In Northern Virginia's last game on Sunday, the Royals were beaten at home 2-1 at the hands of the West Virginia Chaos.
A bright spot in the King's Warriors last game was the play of forward Harry Sherwood. A native of Bristol, England and a recent graduate of Bryan College in Tennessee. Sherwood was moved from defense up front to forward against Nashville in Southern West Virginia's last game. Despite not scoring, Sherwood used his 6-foot, 2-inch height to create chances and record a team-high two shots on goal.
Southern West Virginia King's Warriors Assistant-Player Coach Jason Keever commented on Saturday's home game with Northern Virginia. "We've been competitive so far this season." said Keever. Give credit to Nashville in our last game, but we don't feel the score (0-3) was indicative of how we played. We just have to re-group, get ready and put all of our efforts in trying to get a win Saturday against the Royals."
Following Saturday's game with Northern Virginia, the King's Warriors will continue their two-game homestand on Friday, June 8 when they'll host the Virginia Beach Piranhas at 7:00 p.m. The gates will open at 6:00 p.m. at the Paul Cline Memorial Youth Sports Complex. Tickets are available in advance, which includes a discount, by calling the King's Warriors at (304) 466-9080. Tickets are also available at the gate at regular game-day prices.