POOLE Town chairman Chris Reeves is relieved the club will finally play a midweek home game again, albeit not being held Black Gold Stadium.

Due to a host of postponements due to a waterlogged pitch at Tatnam, Dolphins have arranged for tomorrow night's Southern League South clash with Beaconsfield Town to take place at Dorchester Town's Avenue Stadium.

Poole currently sit ninth in the table, 10 points off the play-off places, but have as many as seven games in hand on some of the sides above them in the standings.

They have played just eight home league games this season, only three of which have come since November.

Speaking to BBC Radio Solent, Reeves said: "We're finally going to be absolutely certain that a home game is going to take place and I just can't thank Dorchester enough - David Martin, Scott Symes and Dave Ring - they've just been absolutely brilliant in helping us arrange that fixture.

"We've just got to get momentum back in the season. A couple of the recent postponements at the Black Gold, I've felt were extremely unfortunate.

"Most people involved agreed with me that the pitch was playable but unfortunately the match referee didn't and our frustration has continued as a result.

"The financial impact of all these postponements is just dreadful. I lie awake at night number crunching, as I know my colleagues will as well, and it's very, very hard.

"When you're running a business and you're on the verge of getting income and you plan what you're going to do with it and then that income doesn't come, it's very, very difficult."

Asked if Poole could ask to use Dorchester as a host venue again this season, Reeves added: "Given that we're now into March you've got to believe that this monsoon type rain is going to stop and we'll be able to start playing at Black Gold regularly, but Dorchester have been absolutely brilliant in setting the game up for Tuesday.

"Obviously if needs be we'll talk to them again, but hopefully that won't be necessary."

He added: "Believe me, we've got a fantastic groundsman and we've done everything that we can. We've got an air injection process is happening this coming midweek to create voids underneath the ground.

"We've got cameras going down to try and see if there is anything that could be remedied or improve the situation.

"We've had covers on the problem areas of the pitch recently. Our groundsman was not convinced that would do any good for a number of reasons, but we felt we had to try it from a psychological perspective as much as anything else.

"We really have done everything that we can."