WEYMOUTH have postponed their Dorset Senior Cup tie with Wimborne Town 28 hours early due to fears of a frozen pitch.

It is a fourth postponement for the fixture, with both clubs forced to reschedule twice.

Home advantage could now switch back to Wimborne Town, with a precedent coming in the form of the Gillingham and Hamworthy Rec quarter-final tie this season.

The two sides on that occasion finally got the game on at the fifth attempt, only by switching venues to Rec's rivals, Hamworthy United's County Ground.

Weymouth did not confirm whether their Bob Lucas Stadium pitch is already frozen, but stated: "Tomorrow’s Senior Cup fixture against Wimborne Town has been postponed.

"With temperatures set to drop the pitch is highly unlikely to thaw out in time. A new date will be rearranged in due course."

Coming into the fourth attempt at completing the game, Weymouth boss Bobby Wilkinson Dorset Senior Cup said the competition was a “burden” on the Terras.

It is only viewed by Wilkinson as a chance to put the Terras’ under-23 stars to the test.

Wimborne, top of their league in Step 4, are currently managed by ex-Weymouth striker Tim Sills and arguably go into the game as favourites given Weymouth’s intention to field a youthful side.

Speaking to Echosport, Wilkinson said: “It’s an under-23s game, we’re not taking any gambles with any injuries.

“For me, I’m not interested in it. It just becomes a burden, it was last year and it is this year.

“But, we have to represent it, so we do it. Our main priority is keeping our boys fit and ready for where we need to go.

“My main priority is prepare for Slough (on Saturday) now. Slough’s the most important one because they come to us absolutely flying at the moment, full of confidence.

“We need to stop that run of theirs.”