GREENOCK Wanderers mini and midi sections headed for the Inverclyde Sports and Leisure Centre in Largs recently to compete in the Clyde Coast Cup.

The competition is hosted by Ardrossan Academicals and caters to teams located in the area with invites being extended to Garnock, Irvine, Bishopton, Allan Glens and Wanderers.

It was the second year of the annual event and again proved a highly popular competition with players, coaches and parents alike.

The tournament is split into age group sections with the primary four and five teams competing against each other and also the primary six and seven sides doing likewise.

Wanderers sent a strong squad to the competition and the local boys and girls did exceptionally well and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing indoors on the specially created artificial 3G surface.

The locals put on a good showing in all competitions but pride of place went to Wanderers P5 team, who won all their matches but were pipped to the silverware by Garnock, who also won their games but scored more tries than their Greenock counterparts.

Two Wanderers stars of the future that did get their hands on some silverware though were brothers Lucas and Dylan Mitchell, both pictured, who were photographed with the oldest international rugby trophy in the world, the Calcutta Cup, which was on show at the event.

Dating back to 1879, the cup is played for annually between Scotland and England and is currently held by the Scots after last season’s victory at Murrayfield.

The ornate silverware, which was made from melting down silver rupees that were withdrawn from the Calcutta Rugby Club bank account when they disbanded in 1878, has as a feature three finely detailed king cobra snakes as handles and an elephant mounted on the lid.