Rhu Amateur Football Club held their first ever open day on Saturday with great success on and off the pitch.

Two of the club’s three teams had games on the day, both picking up victories in friendly matches, with supporters, families and sponsors all invited down to take in the action and enjoy the hospitality on offer.

The Caledonian League outfit and newly-formed Colts side were both involved, but the Greater Glasgow team had their match postponed due to Covid in the opposition team.

The Colts were in action first as they took on Glasgow Ansar in their latest pre-season outing.

Ryan Grant put the home side ahead when he finished at the back post only for Ansar to respond almost immediately as the teams headed into the interval level.

After a narrow first-half, Rhu came out flying in the second half as goals from Dayle George, Aly Milton, Dillon Gray and Irwin Conaghan secured a comfortable 5-1 victory.

The Caledonian League side were also amongst the goals on Saturday as they netted six in their victory over Holytown Colts.

Toms opened the scoring for the hosts before McVey crashed home a header and Cameron scored the pick of the bench with a sweet half-volley.

The visitors pulled one back to set up a potentially dangerous second half, but just as they did in the opening 45, Rhu started brightly and were rewarded when Caldwell was brought down in the box and he dusted himself down to score from the spot.

Toms got his second and Rhu’s fifth before Holytown pulled another back, only for Halliday to find the net on his debut to complete the scoring.

Manager Gordon Brodie commented: “This was another worthwhile workout for the lads as we continue to look forward to our assault on the Caledonian First Division on Saturday, August 13.”

The two sides round off their pre-season campaigns as the Colts make the short journey to take on Cardross at Station Park on Saturday morning. Kick-off is at 11am, and the Caledonian League side host Newshot at Hermitage Academy at noon.

The day was rounded off with a quiz night in the clubhouse with the bar facilities also open all day showing live sport and memberships were available to be purchased.

A host of sponsors that have supported the club in various ways ahead of this season were in attendance on Saturday and Brodie is extremely grateful to have their support.

He said: “I’d like to thank Vinnie Johnstone from WCC and Connie, a director from Babcock, who were on hand for a photo with the boys after their recent sponsorship with the team.“And thanks to Robert Ryan from The Brae Shop for sponsoring the match balls for Saturday.

“Rhu Caley would also like to thank Babcock for our new 1st team strip, WCC and Baxter Ramsay for matchday tracksuits, Rosslea and Collins Distribution for match day bags, the Rhu Inn for coaches training and match day kit and Cardross Pharmacy for sponsoring match balls for the season.

“All at Rhu wish to thank the Caledonian Bureau, Alex Flemming, Jim Auld, and Kelly Andrew for their generous sponsorship and also for allowing us the opportunity to support two fantastic charities - The Beatson Cancer Charity and, more locally, The Gary Andrews Remember a Life Charity.”