Ardrossan Accies Minis and Micros travelled to Greenock Wanders RFC on Sunday for a three team tie between their hosts, themselves and Irvine RFC. With dry, autumnal conditions and the usual bags of youthful enthusiasm, the rugby playing youngsters put on a wonderful display skill, speed and strength for the spectating crowds.

Around 40% of the Accies players come from the Largs, Fairlie and West Kilbride area.
The young Micros players combined into a large squad and played 3 successive matches against Greenock and a combined Irvine/Greenock squad. The Ardrossan kids delivered a solid “7/10” performance according to coach Tommy O’Moore producing a win, a draw and a loss on the day. With their Wednesday night training starting to show its benefits, the squad can be delighted with their efforts. Stars of the day for the 3 matches were Manus Gallanach, Ethan Sweenie and Nathan Guffie, all of whom delivered committed, energetic performances.
P4 had a fine morning’s work with back to back victories against the Greenock and Irvine opposition. Rory Gallacher proved almost impossible for the home defenders to catch, earning star of the day alongside new recruit and rising star Grace Dekker who combined a rock like defence with an uncanny eye for the try line.
P5 found things much tougher and lost both of their matches to a well organised Greenock outfit. The Accies kids managed to grab several tries on their route to those defeats thanks to constant attacking threat of Calum Monaghan. His companion for star of the day was Keirit Sohal, who’s solid tackling didn’t go unnoticed from coaches and crowd alike.
P6/7 combined into a large playing squad and slugged it out with Greenock in an abrasive yet entertaining first match. Greenock used their powerful, physical players to charge through the Accies ranks. Some fearless defending from star Daniel Christie along with the dominant rucking ability of Evie Taylor saw the Accies fight back from and early deficit to sneak a win by 5 tries to 4. The second match against a spirited Irvine squad was won with a little more breathing space, again after a stronger start from the opposition. As the game wore on the incisive breaks and convincing dummies thrown by star Tom Monaghan opened up the Irvine defence, allowing the crucial tries to roll in.
The next Minis and Micros fixture is at home to Ayr RFC on Sunday October 29.

The training times for all of Ardrossan Accies squads held at Ardrossan Academicals RFC, Memorial Field, Sorbie Road, Ardrossan are as follows: Senior squads:- 1stXV/2ndXV Tuesday and Thursday 7.00pm-8.30pm Ladies Tuesday 6.30pm-8.00pm Youth squads:- u18s Monday 6.30pm-8.00pm, Thursday 7.00pm-8.30pm u13s-u15s Wednesday 6.30pm-8.00pm Sunday Match day Minis & Micros Wednesday 6.30pm-7.30pm Sunday Matchday