ARDROSSAN Accies Minis and Micros welcomed their East Ayrshire neighbours Kilmarnock along to the Memorial Fields for a fixture on Sunday.

Once again the great weather and dry pitches made for a fast, fluid and try speckled affair with both clubs producing some great rugby.

The Accies Micros players (aged 4 to primary 3) split into three squads and played Kilmarnock’s sole team in succession.

All players showed great enthusiasm and energy following the Easter break. The results ended up with a win, a draw and a narrow loss which was a fair reflection on both teams. P1 star of the day was the irrepressible Manus Gallanach whilst Harry Monaghan in P2 showed some nimble footwork in scoring a try and earning P2 star of the day. For P3, Calan Tyler excelled in attack and especially defence, netting him the P3 star of the day.

The P4 team played a mixed P4/5 team from Kilmarnock and showed outstanding courage in defence against the bigger opposition.

Whilst losing the match overall they engineered some memorable scores through a combination of speedy footwork, good communication and teamwork. The star of the day award was shared by Calum Monaghan and Marcel Emmery as both boys worked tirelessly and played fearlessly throughout the day.

The P5 team started well but their well drilled, brilliant tackling opposition were sharp enough to cope with the Accies' attacking threats and just as effective at running the ball back.

They outscored the Accies by five tries in a high scoring affair to deservedly win the match.

Lachlan Davis won star of the day for the Accies with his enthusiastic running and brave tackling.

The P6 and 7 teams merged to take on a similar matched group from Kilmarnock.

They enjoyed another high scoring, fast paced game and eventually emerged victorious by the margin of a single try. Daniel O’Reilly had an outstanding game, delighting his coaches and family with a strong performance that netted him three tries.

Next week the teams travel for an away match at Bishopton RFC.