League Cup: Crues to host Ballymena in semi-final

Sean Cleary of Crusaders is beaten to the high ball by Ballymena's Davy Munster

Crusaders will take on Ballymena at Seaview while Ards have been drawn at home against holders Cliftonville in next month's League Cup semi-finals.

The semi-finals will be played on Tuesday, 17 Decemeber with a 19:45 GMT kick-off for both games.

Crusaders progressed to the semis after a penalty shoot-out win over Linfield while Ballymena beat Portadown 4-0.

Ards knocked out Glenavon, also after a penalty shoot-out, while the Reds eased to a 4-0 win over Bangor.

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