SUNDAY saw Ardrossan Accies Minis and Micros travel to Bishopton RFC for a fast-paced set of matches on the firm turf.

Once again the dry weather and enthusiasm for running led to several spectacular performances in front of the strong travelling support of parents. Once again the youngsters of both clubs played the game in great spirits and with impeccable behaviour and sportsmanship.

The Micros (P1-3) formed two teams between them and took on both hosts Bishopton and the Hillhead RFC who joined the fixture.

Team one earned themselves two narrow victories thanks to the brilliant efforts of their stars of the day Cameron Gibson and Harry Dixon with both boys running cleverly and defending with passion and courage. Team two managed a win and a loss against in their matches, also displaying some wonderful rugby at times. Stars of the day were Ross Ferguson and Euan McKechan who were both at the top of their game.

P4 produced their finest performance to date by beating Hillhead in their first match.

Marcel Emmery was at the core of this victory with his unrelenting tackling and fast, evasive running. The second game saw a narrow loss to Bishopton. Max Walton also earned a star of the day award thanks to his ever-improving tackling and a scorching sprint to the try line in front of a delighted crowd.

The P5 team bounced back from their loss to Kilmarnock last week with an all action performance and a convincing victory. Bishopton certainly made the Accies players work hard, but some wonderful play ensured a win for the Accies was on the cards. There were great performances from so many players, making selection for star of the day extremely difficult. The side stepping and tactical mastery of Tom Monaghan, the full-blooded defensive display from a motivated Logan Dick and the unstoppable power of Lenin McInnes saw the awards shared between three players, although all team-mates could have justifiably been rewarded on the day.

P6/7 joined forces to take on Bishopton and Hillhead in two powerful encounters.

To the delight of their coaches. the players utilised their training ground instructions on match day, producing two solid, attritional games.

Mark Rout defended robustly and gave the opposition a tough job with ball in hand. Evie Ruine was also a thorn in the side of the opposition's defence with her unstoppable charges. Both players deservedly stood out as stars of the day.