WEYMOUTH Wildcats' latest Southern Development League clash with Plymouth Demons has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

The track at St Boniface Arena was deemed too wet to race on after a deluge of overnight rain.

It is the second time in a week that the two sides have had a meeting abandoned after their meeting last weekend was called off when level at 6-6 due to time constraints.

Wildcats had been struggling to field a full complement of riders for the fixture, with only Alex Spooner, Craig Nethercott and Mick Sutton confirmed.

For Weymouth, who contest their home meetings in Plymouth, their co-promoter Martin Peters says the shortage of riders is symptomatic of the times.

He told Echosport: "There are certain tracks that do help certain riders attend.

"There's just a lack of riders themselves, especially down towards Plymouth way. We just need more riders and more tracks, and need more of both down outh.

"When you look at where the tracks are, the M4 area downwards you have only got Swindon, Eastbourne, Poole, the Isle of Wight, Somerset, Plymouth and a few others. It's only a handful. Most are all Midlands and north based.," he said.

"More teams down south would be great but it costs a lot of money.

"You get people that don't want a track near them because it might ruin an evening for half an hour. They oppose it and it's not easy," he added.

Wildcats' next scheduled encounter is with Reading Racers at Plymouth on Thursday, September 28.