The Academy League continues this weekend with five Under-18 games and the First Round of the new U16 Academy League Cup.

There's a big game in the U18 League when leaders Dungannon Swifts host third placed Linfield with just two points between the sides while Ards, in second, travel to Seaview to take on Crusaders.

On Saturday, the newly launched U16 League Cup sees league leaders Linfield travel to Dungannon, Crusaders head north to Coleraine while Glentoran and Glenavon have home ties against Carrick Rangers and Ards respectively. All games will be played to a finish with ten minutes each way extra-time and penalties, if required.

Academy League Under-18
Friday, 7th December, 2018 (kick-off 8pm)
Coleraine U18 v. Carrick Rangers U18 (venue: Uni of Coleraine 3G)
Crusaders U18 v. Ards U18 (venue: Seaview, Belfast)
Glenavon U18 v. Ballinamallard United U18 (venue: Lurgan Junior High)
Glentoran Colts v. Cliftonville Strollers (venue: Knockbreda 3G, Belfast)
Linfield Rangers v. Dungannon Swifts U18 (venue: Midgely Park, Belfast)

Under-16 Academy League Cup (first round)
Saturday, 8th December, 2018
Coleraine U16 v. Crusaders U16 (venue: Rugby Avenue, Coleraine; kick-off 11am)
Dungannon Swifts U16 v. Linfield U16 (venue: Dungannon United Youth; kick-off 11:45am)
Glenavon U16 v. Ards U16 (venue: Gordon Playing Fields; kick-off 1:30pm)
Glentoran Youth v. Carrick Rangers U16 (venue: Civil Service, Belfast; kick-off 12 noon)

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