ACADEMY LEAGUE FIXTURES: WEEK 8

The Academy League Under-16's take the limelight this weekend as there are no Under-18 matches due to the Harry Cavan Cup, we look ahead to the weekend's fixtures.

Cliftonville Under-16's may have lost their 100% start to the Academy League season last week, but they can bounce back against Coleraine U16 in the North West on Friday night.

The young Reds are still top on goal difference but Linfield Under-16's are hot on their heels after maintaining their unbeaten start - they welcome Ballymena United Under-16's to Midgley Park tomorrow night (Friday).

Elsewhere on Monday evening, Glentoran Youth could potentially climb to third in the table with a win in their game against Ballinamallard United.

Check out the fixtures and venues for week eight below;

Academy League Under-18

No Games

Academy League Under-16 

Friday 26th October 2018 (all 8pm kick-off, unless stated)

Carrick Rangers U16 v Ards U16 (venue: Carrick [3G], Carrickfergus; kick-off: 8.15pm)
Coleraine U16 v Cliftonville U16 (venue: University of Ulster, Coleraine)
Crusaders U16 v Warrenpoint Town U16 (venue: Seaview [3G], Belfast)
Glenavon U16 v Dungannon Swifts U16 (venue: Lurgan Junior High School [3G], Lurgan)
Linfield U16 v Ballymena United U16 (venue: Midgley Park [3G], Belfast)

Monday 29th October 2018 (all 8pm kick-off, unless stated)

Glentoran Youth v Ballinamallard United U16 (venue: Crumlin Leisure Centre [3G], Crumlin)

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