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Poole Are Winning Stadium Battle

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Poole Town were naturally frustrated to see the weekend’s match with Hungerford called off but it seems the club are winning their stadium battle.

Vanarama National League South Poole are aiming for promotion but could actually find themselves playing a league lower next season.

That is all down to ground grading issues. The Dophins are half way through making the improvements needed to their School Lane home but still have things to do.

They still must obtain at least £20,000 to complete the project but are very confident of finding the cash.

“Essentially the ground works are done, there’s just tidying up to do,” said vice chairman Chris Reeves.

“We are very hopeful of selling advertising on the terracing units and once they are in that is going to be a big push. The income from that source will play a big part in our hopes and expectations to make sure we get over the line with all the money we need.”

It is a big month for many NonLeague clubs as the Football Association prepare to inspect grounds all over the country.

The deadline for improvements is the 31st of Match and as we know, those whose stadiums are not suitable and don’t meet their standards face automatic relegation regardless of their league position.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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