ARDROSSAN Accies Minis and Micros enjoyed a fine return to action after the Easter break, taking part in a six-team rugby festival at Greenock Wanderers RFC on Sunday.

They were joined by local pals Irvine/Carrick as well as Birkmyre RFC, Cartha, Helensburgh and their hosts in a round-robin event. A little light rain softened the pitches in advance of the tournament, but that failed to stop the running rugby from flowing on the day.

P1&2 combined to take on their rivals, winning three fixtures and drawing one.

The youngsters delighted their coaches and parents by taking home the winner’s trophy for their age group. The independently voted star of the day was young Ruan Gossman who dazzled once again. Logan Gallacher was also impressive in his all round play.

P3: Drew three and lost one game in four entertaining matches. Ethan Sweenie was nominated by the opposition coaches as star of the day with Lachlan McNicholl as close second thanks to the speedy and enthusiastic performances of both boys.

P4: Lost three and won one game, despite the best efforts of Logan Murray who got the nod as start of the day from the opposition thanks to his tireless tackling. He was closely followed by debutant Ewan Cannon, who looks like a real find for the Accies.

P5: Played a staggering six fixtures with three wins and three losses at the end of the day. Their defensive efforts were slow in the first two fixtures, but peaked later in the day, allowing the brilliant Calum Monaghan to shine in attack. He was duly voted star of the day by the opposing coaches, just pipping the in-form Joshua Bleakly for the prize.

P6: Were in with a shot of the tournament title until losing their fifth and final game against a mesmerising Helensburgh. Tom Monaghan was crafty in attack as always, finding the whitewash on numerous occasions and picking up the independent award for star of the day as a result. Ronnie Robertson was another young man on top of his game with surging strike runs and solid defence. He also deservedly picked up a star of the day.

P7: Played their hearts out in several tough encounters. With two losses and one win, they were disappointed with two subsequent drawn matches as they would have been strong contenders for the tournament trophy otherwise.

Daniel Christie continued his season-long excellence to be nominated star of the day by the opposition coaches. Team-mate Calum Sweenie continued his ascending form with another belter of a performance to secure the second star of the day.

This weekend, the team face an away trip to Cumnock.