POOLE Town chairman Chris Reeves confirmed Dolphins were taking “something of a gamble” by looking to attract a bumper crowd for their home game against Truro City on February 15.

The contest has been designated for fans to pay what they want to come through the turnstiles and watch Dolphins at Black Gold Stadium.

Truro currently top the pile in Southern League South, while Poole occupy seventh spot with games in hand on all of those above them.

The Dorset club’s finances have been hit by a number of postponements due to waterlogged pitches this season, meaning they have only played eight home league fixtures.

Poole in December set up a crowdfunding page in a bid to raise £15,000 to cover the loss of match revenue. At the time of writing, they had raised £1,500.

Reeves told the club website: “As everyone who follows our fortunes will know our cashflow has been decimated this winter by relentless postponements.

“Income from home games is desperately needed so we are perhaps taking something of a gamble with inviting the people of Poole - and anywhere else for that matter - to come and have access to the match in return for whatever they choose to pay.

“What we are hoping of course is that we will get a much larger attendance as a result and that all who come will make a payment that they feel is appropriate.

“In the past when we have tried this many have been very generous! We are hoping that this novel approach will alert large numbers to our plight and that the gamble will pay off.”