ARDROSSAN Accies Minis made the long journey south to take part in the annual Dumfries Mini Rugby Tournament on Sunday.

The heavy rains overnight and damp weather were a million miles away from the conditions seen at their home fixture the week prior.

P4 battled well against Dumfries, Ayr and Langholm rugby clubs, narrowly losing each game.

Calum Monaghan was the star of the day with his relentless tackling and nose for the try line.

The P5s had only a few minutes from stepping of the bus and into to back to back fixtures against Dumfries then Langholm, narrowly losing both in the slippery mud. They then went on to beat Newton Stewart and Stewartry with Calum Davis having an excellent all round game to earn star of the day, pipping his namesake Lachlan Davis for the award.

P6 had some tough fixtures against Langholm, Dumfries Saints, Dumfries Orange and Ayr. They wo the first game with a Stirling effort and then closely lost the remaining games. However, the points difference still saw then enter the third/fourth place play-off which saw Ayr pipping them to third.

Brandon Dekker produced a magnificent performance in front of his family to earn star of the day.

P7 had a tough day at the office against some bigger squads, but tackled their hearts out to the final whistle.

Unfortunately, they were well beaten by Dumfries, Langholm, Ayr, Newton Stewart and Stewartry. Dylan Finnegan was the star of the day with his tough tackling and strong running lines.

The kids all did themselves and their town proud, especially after a two-hour long bus journey so early on a Sunday.

This weekend sees a big home fixture at the Memorial Field ground at noon with Strathaven, Bishopton and Uddingston visiting.