POOLE Town chairman Chris Reeves has called on supporters to turn out in force on Saturday to help boost the club's "depleted coffers".

Being situated on top of a water table leaves Poole’s base liable to flooding under heavy rain, a feat that has seen four home games postponed already. 

Dolphins have not played a home fixture for almost a month due mainly to a waterlogged pitch at Black Gold Stadium.

Heavy rain this week again saw Tuesday night's clash with Beaconsfield Town called off, but it is hoped Poole's Southern League South game against Taunton Town on Saturday (3pm) will go ahead.

Dolphins are now not only playing catch up on the field, with five games in hand, but also off of it, as consecutive postponement have left the club in a precarious financial situation.

And Reeves says the club are in desperate need of a big crowd this weekend.

"My earnest hope is that this message is spread so that all in Poole that hold the club dear turn out in force against Taunton and give us a real boost to our depleted coffers," said Reeves.

"If ever the club needed its supporters to show their support, it is now.

"We have spent money on a new drainage pump, which is churning huge amounts of water away from our soaked ground into surface water drains.

"Our hard working groundsman, Chris Kelly, is doing all he can in our cause.

"We need the support of the community we serve now more than ever."

Meanwhile, boss Tom Killick is hopeful that his side won’t be affected by yet another postponement, admitting that any outcome would be in the “lap of the gods” if forecasted heavy rain becomes too much for the Black Gold Stadium’s pitch.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “We can only hope that we have a game, because it is in the lap of the gods. Playing Saturday- Tuesday is a disadvantage for any team – and I’d rather have points on the board than playing catch up.

“The situation with the pitch is what it is, all we can do is focus on results and performances.”

Captain Jamie Whisken is Poole’s only doubt for the game, whilst Luke Cairney’s absence will again be covered by Mark Childs, a loanee goalkeeper from Weymouth.