Matchday four of the NIFL Academy Leagues is almost upon us with games taking place on Friday and Saturday.

U18 leaders Institute are at home to Ballymena United with second placed Dungannon Swifts away to Ards while, in the Under-16 League, two sides are defending their 100% start to the campaign as Crusaders host Ballinamallard United and Glenavon travel to face Coleraine.

Please note below the fixtures with respective venues and kick-off times for both Leagues.

Academy League Under-18
Friday, 27th September, 2019 (kick-off 8pm unless stated)
Ards U18 v. Dungannon Swifts U18 (Clandeboye Road, Bangor)
Ballinamallard United U18 v. Crusaders U18 (Fisher Park, Ballinamallard; kick-off 8:15pm)
Glenavon U18 v. Coleraine U18 (Allen Park, Antrim)
Institute U18 v. Ballymena United U18 (Melvin Park Arena, Strabane)
Newry City U18 v. Carrick Rangers U18 (Markethill, Kilcluney; kick-off 8:15pm)
Warrenpoint Town U18 v. Linfield Rangers (Cheney Park, Banbridge; kick-off 8:15pm)

Academy League Under-16
Saturday, 28th September, 2019 (kick-off 11am unless stated)
Ards U16 v. Dungannon Swifts U16 (Londonderry Park, Newtownards)
Ballymena United U16 v. Institute U16 (The Showgrounds, Ballymena; kick-off 10:30am)
Carrick Rangers U16 v. Newry City U16 (Taylors Avenue 3G, Carrickfergus)
Coleraine U16 v. Glenavon U16 (Rugby Avenue, Coleraine)
Crusaders U16 v. Ballinamallard United U16 (Greenisland FC 3G, Greenisland; kick-off 1:30pm)
Linfield U16 v. Warrenpoint Town U16 (New Midgley Park, Belfast)