ARDROSSAN Accies Minis and Micros along with their army of faithful support were treated to another dose of autumn sunshine for their away fixture at Kilmarnock RFC on Sunday.

The youngsters used the dry weather to produce a fast and wide attacking game from the tiniest Micro in P1 to the biggest Mini of P7. All of the matches played evolved into epic tussles with a near equal split of results shared between the two clubs.

The Micros were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, springing straight into action from kick-off.

The mazy running of Ruan Gossman and strong surges from Kara Preesapati were enough to tip the game in favour of the Accies, with both kids picking up star of the day awards for game one. Game two saw the hosts regain composure and triumph in a much tighter affair. Lucas Thomson was strong throughout while Lewis Anderson shone in his finest game in Accies colours. Both boys deserved their stars of the day awards.

P4 and P5 combined into three squads on the day and took turns in taking on their hosts, followed by some inter-Accies matches. Accies Blue were beaten by two tries on the day after making a slow start.

Ethan Sweenie was a complete menace in attack, scoring some lovely tries en-route to collecting star of the day. Accies Black pushed their hosts a little harder but ultimately lost the match.

Had their tackling been a fraction more clinical then no doubt the result would swung in favour of the visitors. Max Walton produced another fine performance, picking up the star award. Accies White managed to draw with Kilmarnock, thanks to the thunderous tackling from Star man Logan Murray.

P6 had a fine day at the office, playing three 15-minute matches.

They used their physicality to subdue their hosts and, where possible looked to release their faster wide-men. Innes McNichol produced a fantastic display in only his third competitive match. The star of the day is proving to be a fine acquisition to the sport of rugby.

His team-mates Joshua Bleakley and Neil Mulholland were two other examples of high performing players, with both boys using their power and determination to breach the opposition’s defensive lines and cut short their attacks. They joined McNichol as stars of the day.

P7 were not as fortunate and went down to Kilmarnock over the same three 15-minute games.

Their defensive efforts were left wanting at times and their decision making in open play was also questionable. Despite bucking up their performance as the match went on, they left the field with plenty to work on over the next few weeks’ training. Stars of the day were Devlin Frew – who scored a dazzling try with his first touch of the ball and his equally rapid team mate Bradley Jagger. They were joined by the Accies’ consistent top defender Leighton-James Hales, who sprang from tackle to tackle with phenomenal bravery.

This weekend sees the Accies travel to Allan’s Glen RFC.