PIRATES have been ordered to fulfil their final Premiership Supporters’ Cup South Group meeting at Wimborne Road – even though the trophy has already been lifted.

Swindon claimed the Supporters’ Cup earlier this month after beating Belle Vue 97-83 over two legs in the final.

But having not fulfilled their group clash with King’s Lynn due to a rain-off on June 13 – the sides have been ordered by the British Speedway Promoters’ Association (BSPA) to stage the dead-rubber meeting.

It is due to take place on Wednesday, October 9.

Pirates co-promoter Danny Ford confirmed to the Daily Echo the club would be fined should the meeting not take place.

Explaining the situation, he said: “It was just one of those things.

“Due to the fixture schedule this year it was really hard to fit in any rain-offs that did come around because we were stuck to the Monday and Thursday race nights.

“Luckily, the BSPA have sanctioned us to run this on a Wednesday, because we couldn’t fit it anywhere else.

“We can’t argue with it. To keep the integrity of the sport going we are going ahead with the fixture.

“The boys still knew we had to do this final fixture and they are chomping at the bit to get it done.

“Obviously it’s a dead-rubber meeting but it’s probably a good final opportunity to see the Pirates in action.”

King’s Lynn’s league campaign had finished on September 19 with a home defeat to Pirates, the Stars having missed out on the SGB Premiership play-offs.

But now the visitors will have to make the 440-mile round trip from the Adrian Flux Arena for a meeting with no significance.

Ford insisted Pirates would be offering fans discount on tickets to see Neil Middleditch’s men one last time this campaign.

“We will be doing a special offer for all the fans,” he said.

“Adult and concession entry is £15 and it will be free for all kids under-12.

“Hopefully, with that discount included we can still get a good crowd and give the Pirates a final send-off for the season.”