SUNDAY saw the Accies Minis and Micros travel to Bishopton RFC for a rugby festival involving themselves, Garnock, Loch Lomond, GHK and Cartha.

The weather was hot and the pitches were firm, so running rugby was sure to ensue.

At times the heat and humidity fuelled the tempers of players and spectators alike. Nonetheless, the rugby was intense and the Accies played their part in making the games exciting.

P1 and 2 played some non-competitive matches in preparation for next season step up. It was fast and fun as always, with the kids delighted to show off their developing rugby skills to the mums and dads.

P3: Played two competitive matches, winning the first well and losing the second by a single score. The str players were the try machine Ethan Sweenie and Nathan Guffie, who was always in the thick of the action.

P4: Found things tougher on the day with one win and three losses. Their defence wasn’t at its best in comparison to other games throughout the season, but star Logan Murray did his best to shore things up. The other standout player was Rory Gallacher who once again had a prolific day for scoring tries.

P5: Won two games and lost two. Their attacking play was impressive, but they failed to match the physicality of some of their opposition. Stars of the day were Ewan MacDonald, who keeps impressing in his first month of rugby and Joshua Bleakley who put in another fine showing.

P6/7: Had a scorecard that read drew two, won two and lost one. At times they skilful and mature in their style of rugby, but like their younger counterparts lacked some of the more direct power-based rugby. Stars of the day were Logan Cast after putting his body on the line in crunching tackles time and time again along with Brandon Dekker – again one of the bravest defenders on the pitch that day.