It's the fourth week of the new Academy League and with the best young talent on show, there is plenty of pride at stake in this weekend's fixtures.

In the Under-18 Academy League, it's first versus second still a 100% record for Cliftonville Strollers as they travel to unbeaten Dungannon Swifts U18 on Friday evening. Whilst Ballymena United U18 and Ballinamallard U18 will look to get their first points on the board against Carrick Rangers U18 and Crusaders U18, respectively.

Moving into Saturday in the Under-16 Academy League, there are three teams on maximum points - Glentoran Youth, Linfield U16 and Cliftonville U16 - with all three teams looking to extend their faultless start to the season in gameweek four.

Academy League Under-18

Friday 28th September 2018 (all 8pm kick-off, unless stated)

Ballymena United U18 v Carrick Rangers U18 (venue: Allen Park [3G], Antrim)
Crusaders U18 v Ballinamallard United U18 (venue: Seaview [3G], Belfast)
Dungannon Swifts U18 v Cliftonville Strollers (venue: Dungannon United Youth [3G], Dungannon)
Glentoran Colts v Glenavon U18 (venue: Knockbreda [3G], Belfast)
Linfield Rangers v Coleraine U18 (venue: Midgely Park [3G], Belfast)
Warrenpoint Town U18 v Ards U18 (venue: Q Radio Arena, Warrenpoint)

Academy League Under-16 

Saturday 29th September 2018 (all 12pm kick-off, unless stated)

Ards U16 v Warrenpoint Town U16 (venue: Londonderry Park, Newtownardskick-off: 11am)
Ballinamallard United U16 v Crusaders U16 (venue: Lakeland Forum [3G], Enniskillen)
Carrick Rangers U16 v Ballymena United U16 (venue: Carrick [3G]. Carrickferguskick-off: 11.30am)
Coleraine U16 v Linfield U16 (venue: Windyhall, Coleraine)
Dungannon Swifts U16 v Cliftonville U16 (venue: Stangmore Park. Dungannon)
Glenavon U16 v Glentoran Youth (venue: Gordon Playing Fields. Lurgankick-off: 1.30pm)

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