GARNOCK RFC hosted Ardrossan Accies Minis and Micros along with Glasgow’s Hillhead RFC on Sunday at Lochshore sportsground.

Once again, the sun was shining down on the happy hordes of players and parents, allowing fast and furious rugby to ensue.

Across the age groups the respective clubs played to their strengths.

Garnock were physical and abrasive, keeping the opposition on their toes at the breakdown. Hillhead were full of running and attacked the open spaces well.

In typical Accies fashion, the players from Ardrossan blended a little bit of the aforementioned skills along with a sprinkling of magic to lighten up the afternoon. All three teams produced a wonderful effort, making their parents and coaches proud to be part of the sport.

Accies Micros split into two teams to take on both Garnock and Hills in succession.

The youngsters managed a close win against their Ayrshire neighbours and a narrow loss to the visitors from Glasgow.

The younger stars of the day for Accies were new players Max and Fraser – both of whom impressed the coaches with their endeavour and enthusiasm. Lachlan McNicol followed up his previous week’s stellar performance with another star of the day.

P 4 and 5 split into two mixed squads, each taking on the two other clubs in succession. Accies Blues enjoyed physical encounter against Garnock, with P5 star of the day Jack Coutts using every ounce of muscle to repel the Garnock attacks. The P4 star was Joshua Bleakley who proved almost unstoppable in offence, netting several impressive tries along the way.

Accies P4/5 Black got off to a cracking start against Hillhead, pilfering ball-after-ball at the breakdown. Some quick recycling of their ill-gotten gains saw the speedy Stewart Johnston race away for a number of tries to earn the P4 star of the day. The P5 award went to the tenacious Logan Dick who scrapped away tirelessly in defence and attack to produce one of his finest performances for the club.

P6/7 also merged and played both opposition clubs in succession, enjoying two fine victories for their efforts. Garnock had plenty of power to match the Accies but it was the elusive running of P6’s Seamus Gallanach that caught the eye when the award for star of the day was given.

In the second match against Hillhead, the boys and girls of Ardrossan produced another memorable performance and powered their way to victory.

Coach Rodger Sutherland found himself in the enviable position of being completely unable to select a star of the day for the second game due to the impeccable team effort. The award was cheerfully shared by the entire squad.

The Minis and Micros this weekend travel to Kilmarnock RFC.