ARDROSSAN Accies Micros and Mini Rugby players switched their home fixture against Bishopton and Strathaven RFC to the Weir Foundation indoor sports centre on Sunday.

The wet and mucky pitches of Ardrossan were temporarily traded for the dry, 3G surface of the Largs Venue.

The resulting rugby was of a wonderful standard: fast, skilful and a joy to watch for the crowds of happy parents.

P1/2 enjoyed two wins thanks to their resolute defence and relentless running. Star of the Day was Manus Gallanach, who typified the team’s performance with his enthusiasm for every facet of the game.

P2/3 also enjoyed two wins against the visiting teams thanks to a wonderful rugby partnership between Callan Tyler and Halit Kariman. Both boys worked tirelessly in taking their team forward to the try line.

P4 had two tough matches against excellently coached P4/5 teams.

Exciting end-to-end rugby was played by all three teams with the Accies losing both matches whilst accounting very well for themselves in the process.

Findlay Brotherstone enjoyed an industrious day on the field, taking everything the opposition threw at him, earning star of the day in the process.

P5 put in two magnificent performances against the same teams and emerged emphatic victors. Defence was first class, however, it was the sublime attacking play and silky skills that earned them the wins.

Star of the day was the match day captain Jack Coutts who worked incredibly hard at every tackle and ruck, helping his team earn the wins.

P6 and 7 combined to take on Bishopton in the first match and produced a cracking display of fast, accurate rugby. Their opposition also moved the ball extremely well but the Accies evasive running and perfect offloads ensured they won the game handsomely.

The game against Strathaven went in favour of the visitors but was just as entertaining for the spectators. Seamus Gallanach was too much of a handful for the opposition with his all action performance earning him star of the day.

In summary it was a wonderful set of matches, played in great spirits with the children doing themselves, their parents and their clubs proud. The fixture emphatically demonstrated why children’s rugby is booming in Scotland.