ARDROSSAN Accies Minis and Micros played their return fixture away at Kilmarnock RFC on Sunday in a good-natured yet hotly-contested clash.

Both clubs had large squads meaning plenty of rugby all round for players and spectators alike.

The Micros players formed two teams and took on their hosts in livewire encounter.

The youngsters produced their usual enthusiasm for evasive running and dogged defence. Both matches were closely contested with the Accies winning one and Kilmarnock the other.

P2 star of the day award was shared between the tireless Alex Hughes and his sidestepping team-mate Harry Monaghan.

Logan Brodie stood out for the P3 players, deservedly collecting the P3 star of the day award thanks to his strong presence in defence and attack.

P4 and 5 divided into two mixed squads to take on their hosts in two matches each.

Accies Blue lost their first match against a powerful Kilmarnock outfit, but rallied quickly to produce a stronger second performance. Ultimately game two was lost, albeit by the narrowest of margins. Stewart Johnston was nominated by the opposition coach for star of the day once again, thanks to his speedy, try-scoring antics and consistently courageous tackling. Accies Black moved the ball beautifully in game one, running in several tries from pre-planned moves and off-the-cuff ingenuity.

They won their first match well, but struggled with the pace and power of their second opposition, losing by a few tries in the end.

The star of the day award was unanimously awarded to Olive Forbes who emerged as the find of the season with her speed, vision and endless capacity for bravery – a truly noteworthy performance to make her parents and coaches proud.

P6 and 7 merged into one larger playing unit and brought their combination of power and pace to a very competent Killie team. Lochay Forbes had another fine game full of strong tackling and daring runs. He earned the star of the day award for game one, helping push the Accies on for a victory. Game two went in favour of the home team, but not without a fight from the Ardrossan players, who threw everything into the match.

Dean Andrews had a wonderful game for his club, running hard and straight, netting a few tries for his efforts and generating plenty of smiles for his parents. With their collective performances improving, the coaching team were delighted with rugby played during the match.

The next fixture is rugby tournament held at Bishopton RFC on Sunday, June 4.