POOLE Pirates have taken the early decision to postpone tomorrow’s play-off clash against Edinburgh Monarchs, due to an adverse weather forecast.

Heavy rain is expected throughout Wednesday, leaving little to no hope of getting the meeting on.

Instead, the two sides will go head-to-head at Wimborne Road on Wednesday, September 27 (7.30pm).

Discussing the early call, with the announcement made at 1pm on Tuesday, promoter Danny Ford said: “The weather has not been favourable this week and the forecast for tomorrow is horrendous.

“It makes no sense for us to plough along believing the meeting has a decent chance of going ahead. We have therefore decided to take no chances and make this early call and we are grateful too to the Edinburgh promotion for their co-operation.”

The rearranged date now clashes with Cherries’ home Carabao Cup tie against Stoke City next week, something Ford did take into account.

“I would just like to point out that we attempted to go on an alternative night, which would have allowed us to not clash with our sporting neighbours AFC Bournemouth,” said Ford.

“We didn’t want two important local sporting events to clash, especially as the patronage for both ourselves and the Cherries is shared by many.

“But unfortunately the stadium is not available to us next Tuesday, so we will be running next Wednesday and regret the inconvenience that might present to fans of both ourselves and the Cherries.”

Pirates are next due in action on Friday, away at Scunthorpe Scorpions.