ARDROSSAN Accies Minis and Micros travelled to Ayr RFC on Sunday for a fabulous fixture in the wintery sunshine.

West of Scotland RFC from Milngavie were also along for the day to maximise the kids' game time.

With two heavyweights of Scottish rugby up against the unfancied Ardrossan outfit, a tough day at the office could have been expected. However, the Accies kids had plenty to say about that and produced one of the club’s finest performances from the four-year-olds to the pre-teens.

In particular the young Micros (P1-3) had a field day in the mud at Millbrae. Their defensive wall proved impenetrable and their fast-paced attack was too much for the opposition to handle. The younger squad won all of their matches with Stars of the day going to the effervescent Manus Gallanach, Ruan Gossman and Logan Gallacher thanks to their mighty try count and ferocious defence. The P3 players were equally, if not more impressive thanks to their hard work at training during the season thus far. Ethan Sweenie and Ewan McKechan were at their tenacious best all day long, whilst Harry Monaghan was in the thick of the action, bagging several scores. The three boys duly took their star of the day awards.

P4 played four games in total with a relatively small squad yet battled through the mud until the final whistle. Their hard work earned them a win and three very close losses. The slick hands of Max Walton coupled with the blistering pace of Rory Gallacher, meant tries were rolling in thick and fast. They were joined as stars of the day by the defensive general in the squad – Logan Murray, a lad who doesn’t know the meaning of giving up!

P5 produced their finest game of the season and drew praise from both opposition coaches in their win and loss on the day. In particular, praise from all present at Millbrae was heaped upon Neil Walker thanks to his unheralded tackling ability. Marcel Emery and Josh Bleakley joined him in the plaudits thanks to industrious contributions.

P6 played four tough matches against big, well-drilled squads. Losing their fists match against West seemed to spur them into action. A close loss to Ayr followed by a wonderful win against West came next, with a last-minute loss to Ayr in their second encounter. The stars of the day were the abrasive Logan Dick, the smooth-running Ronnie Robertson and with his first competitive try - not to mention several strong tackles – Logan Cast. Daniel Gibb also produced his finest performance in an Accies shirt, much to the delight of his coaches and parents.

P7 had a tough start to their big encounter with Ayr, losing to a fast, well-organised unit. Following some of the Sir Alex Ferguson-famed hairdryer treatment the youngsters, emerged as completely different beast for their second match. Their playmaking and team cohesion went up several notches allowing them to draw with West after a sea-sawing exchange of tries. Stars were the combative Daniel Christie and his speedy team mate Callum Bell.