We have a full weekend of rugby at Memorial Field this weekend as all our senior teams return to league action after the autumn internationals. With three home matches on Saturday, we’re hoping to pack the club to help drive the players on in what will be hotly contested matches. Full list of fixtures below.
If you are looking for a way to spend your Saturday night then why not join us for Karaoke. The doors open at 6pm and it is completely free, so come down and let’s have another great night in the club.
A massive thanks to this weekend’s sponsor George Perry for his support this season.
Saturday 2nd December:
1st XV Ardrossan Accies v St Bothwells RFC, 2pm KO
2nd XV Ardrossan Accies v West of Scotland RFC, 2pm KO
U18s Ardrossan Accies v Cambuslang RFC, 2pm KO
Sunday 3rd December:
Ladies Ardrossan Accies v Helensburgh RFC, 2pm KO
Minis & Micros Ardrossan Accies v Greenock v Carrick v Irvine, 12:30pm KO
Youth All youth games are now finished for the Christmas break however, training will still run for the U13s, U14s and U15s, 12:30pm – 2pm
A massive thanks to this weekend’s match ball sponsor Danny McGreish for his support this year.
Friday 29th September:
P4 Glasgow Warriors pre match tournament
Saturday 30th September:
1st XV Haddington RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 3pm KO
2nd XV Ardrossan Accies v Whitecraigs RFC, 3pm KO
U18s Cambuslang RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO
Sunday 1st October:
Ladies Ardrossan Accies v Annan RFC, 2pm KO
U15s Ardrossan Accies v Bishopton RFC, KO TBC
U14s Cumbernauld RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO
U13s Hillhead/Jordanhill RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO
Rugby continues for most of our teams away from home this weekend. The 1st XV travel to Perthshire and will be hoping to build off of the momentum they gained last week. There is plenty of room for spectators on the team bus if any of the acciesfam want to come and cheer the boys on. For those that don’t want to make the journey then the 2nd XV are playing at home and as always the bar is open from 12:30pm.
On Sunday the Ladies play in their first ever league match away to Kelso. If anyone would like to travel to see that game, then contact Brian Reid or Shelagh Milligan for bus information.
Saturday 16th September:
1st XV Perthshire RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 3pm KO (Bus leaves Memorial Field, 11am)
2nd XV Ardrossan Accies v Lenzie RFC, 3pm KO
U18s Bishopton RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 12:30pm KO
Sunday 17th September:
Ladies Kelso RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO (Contact Shelagh Milligan for bus information)
U15s Strathaven RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO
U14s Birkmyre RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO
U13s Birkmyre RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO
Minis & Micros East Kilbride RFC v Cambuslang RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 10:30am KO
Match report by Steven Turner
Falkirk Ladies travelled to Memorial Field in Ardrossan for their first ever game of fifteens – while the Accies ladies continued their preparation for their first season in the league.
It was experience that counted in the end in a game the home side dominated throughout, the pack providing go forward ball from the scrum and at the breakdown. It didn’t take Accies long to get moving – fly-half Shelley Main taking the game to Falkirk – moving left she delayed her pass to Elaine Clark perfectly – but the outside centre was dragged down inside the 22.
Minutes later Falkirk were under pressure again, but the Accies wasted their overlap when a miss-pass allowed the defence to cover.
The visitors held out for the first twenty minutes before the Accies turned their possession and territory into points, Main breaking right off a ruck before passing out to the onrushing full-back Janine Phillips who broke a tackle on her way to the line.
It was Phillips who extended the Accies lead after some good handling in what would have been dreadful conditions in November never mind August. Hooker Charlotte Watters getting over the gain line before feeding Rhona Gordon. A few phases later Phillips crossed over for her second try.
The Accies’ next attack looked like it had stalled in front of the Falkirk posts, scrum half Shelagh Milligan held up in contact – but she managed to turn and offload the ball backwards, the next pass going to Phillips coming around the corner who broke a tackle to run in from seven metres for her hat-trick.
HT – Accies 15 Falkirk 0
The second half started as the first half ended – Shelley Main beating the first defender off a ruck, passing out to one of the game’s biggest carriers, Charlotte Watters, who made ground and drew the defence before setting centre Marie-ann Wales free for a 40 metre run-in.
It was Accies’ indiscipline that gave Falkirk a way back into the game – a series of penalties marching them back sixty metres into their own 22. But a knock-on by Falkirk let Ardrossan off the hook.
With the ball back in hand they turned the screw again, Shelley Main bringing Gordon into the game from full back. She linked up with Clark who passed left to winger Lucy Anderson who broke the last tackle to score.
Falkirk were determined to take something away from the game – and pinned the Accies back in their own 22 for a long period but lacked the final cutting edge. There were several penalties against the Accies as they battled to defend their line and their clean sheet. But Falkirk were rewarded for their persistence, Emma Reilly finally touching down right of the posts.
The Accies ladies had the perfect response – a move down the left touchline was finished off when Elaine Clark chipped the ball through, winger Davee Sang running in behind the defence to ground the ball for the Accies’ sixth try.
FT – Accies 32 Falkirk 5
Summer Rugby continues in July with our annual Rugby Summer Camps. This year our 5 day Camp runs from July 10th to July 14th starting 10am till 2:30pm each day. Participants will enjoy 4 days of rugby specific skills learnt through Fun drills and games with a special event on day 5. Our fun event on day will be announced on the Monday of the Camp.
Camps are available to both boys and girls with more position specific training for the older campers. Please bring with lunch, appropriate clothing, sunblock (hopefully required) and something to drink throughout. Spaces are limited and require booking a space online via our Eventbrite page, with payment not being required until arrival on first day
Registration Link Below:
Rugby Fit starts Tuesday 27th June at 6.30pm. Join the Ladies Team Facebook group for more information.
Ardrossan Accies Ladies put in a series of strong performances at the Tri Social Gathering 10s tournament, held at Bellsland in Kilmarnock on Saturday 20th May. They beat the hosts twice – and recorded a draw against Falkirk Ladies – before losing to Falkirk in their final match, fatigue and injuries taking their toll.
In the opener against Killie the Accies lost an early try – too many players were sucked in at the breakdown allowing the hosts to take advantage out wide. But Ardrossan struck back with three tries from scrums; fly half Shelley Main attacking the line before putting wingers Davee Sang and Ellie Munro into space. Main got two tries herself in this first game, on her way to an impressive total of seven in the tournament. The game ended 4-2 to the Accies using the scoring system for the day.
Next, Falkirk Ladies lined up against the Accies for only their second ever game – but they showed few signs of nervousness or inexperience, scoring three tries in a hard fought draw.
Hooker Louise Welsh was one of the strongest carriers for the Accies, scoring four tries in three games including two against Kilmarnock as the teams met for their second game. Again Accies lost the first try but fought back, winning 5-2. The game also saw a red card for dangerous play when a Killie player made cynical contact with scrum half Shelagh Milligan. The match ended early with a serious knock to one of the Kilmarnock players.
The final match against Falkirk resulted in a defeat for the Accies, who were beaten 4-2. Injuries to Sang and Munro blunted the ladies’ cutting edge – it was also the third game in very quick succession for Ardrossan.
The ladies were delighted to welcome Lisa Ledingham-Park, making her debut in an Accies shirt. The team finished the Social Gathering in a respectable 4th place in a table which included results from the men’s, women’s and mixed ability teams.
Saturday 15th September
1st XV- Ardrossan Accies RFC v Peebles RFC @Memorial Field 3pm KO
2nd XV – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Dalziel RFC @Memorial Field 3pm KO
For details of the pre match lunch go to https://www.ardrossanrugby.com/pre-match-lunch/
Sunday 18th September
Ladies – Kelso NDL @Kelso RFC 1st match KO’s at 10am
U16s – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Bishopton/Garnock RFC @Memorial Field 2pm KO
U15s – Stewartry RFC v Ardrossan Accies RFC @Stewartry RFC 2pm KO
U14s – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Paisley RFC @Memorial Field 2pm KO
U13s – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Irvine RFC @Memorial Field 2pm KO
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