ARDROSSAN Accies Minis and Micros section enjoyed a variety of events on Sunday.

The young Micro Rugby players from aged four to P3 got stuck into some fun training sessions at home, building up their skills in anticipation of next week’s fixture at Cumnock RFC.

The P6 team were on the road to Glasgow to compete in a prestigious tournament at the Glasgow Warriors’ Scotstoun Stadium. They were joined by dozens of teams from across Scotland in a round robin competition.

With matches being played on the big pitch, the Accies stepped up to produce several big performances, worthy of the spectacular environment. The team lost two, drew one and won three matches.

There were moments of genius, moments of intensity with the occasional moments of madness too for coach Tommy O’Moore to contend with. However, the players did themselves and the club proud.

All eight players: Josh Bleakley, Finlay Brotherstone, Marcel Emmery, Leo Gallanach, Ewan MacDonald, Calum Monaghan, Neil Mulholland and Logan O’Moore were named joint stars of the day thanks to their fantastic effort.

P4, 5 and 7 travelled to Bishopton RFC for a fixture against the Renfrewshire club.With the sun shining and the pitches in great condition, it was a fantastic opportunity for entertaining, running rugby.

P4 played their hosts in three consecutive games, producing a fast, skilful spectacle for the mums and dads cheering from the sidelines. The Accies won their three games thanks to a collective stepping up in intensity from the team. Stars of the day were Riley Anderson, Logan Gallacher and Fraser Rodger, all of whom turned out some cracking performances.

P5 played four quarters of 10 minutes, growing with each one. Ultimately, they lost the match, but their defensive efforts were praised by all of the coaches on hand. Logan Murray and Callan Tyler were non-stop tackling machines and rightfully named stars of the day, along with Harrison Watt, who proved to be another committed young Accies in both attack and defence.

P7 took on Bishopton’s combined P6/7 team and the away side’s maturity shone through from the start. They used their brains over their brawn to produce tries from set moves and judicious passing rather than simply running through their opposition. They earned a very handsome half-time lead but Bishopton – to their credit – produced a fantastic second half performance to make things more competitive. When the Accies needed speed on the wing they used star of the day Devlin Frew to ghost through the defence, when they needed muscle in the rucks they had Findlay Crawford on hand to oblige, with the latter also picking up a star of the day award.

All-in-all, it was another set of excellent performances from a solid team of happy, sporty youngsters.