2011–12 Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division

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Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division
Season 2011–12
Matches played 34
Goals scored 110 (3.24 per match)
Biggest home win All Saints 6-1 Pigotts B.
Old Road 7-2 Willikies
Biggest away win Empire 0-4 Old Road
Highest scoring Old Road 7-2 Willikies

The 2011–12 Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division (also known as the 2011–12 ABFA OBSERVER Group Premier Division for sponsoring purposes) is the 44th season of the highest competitive football league of Antigua and Barbuda. It began on 15 October 2011 and will conclude in March 2012. Parham FC are the defending champions having won their 3rd championship last season. All games are played at the Antigua Recreation Ground.

Teams[edit]

Villa Lions FC and A&R Smitty FC were relegated to the Antigua and Barbuda First Division after finishing in ninth and tenth place at the end of last season. They were replaced by the top two clubs from the First Division, Willikies FC and Pigotts Bullets.

SAP FC finished in 8th place last season and had to participate in a three-team playoff with the 3rd and 4th place teams of the First Division, Potters FC and Swetes FC, for one spot in this competition. SAP finished first after this playoff, thus retaining their spot in the league.

Team City
All Saints United All Saints
Bassa Sports Club All Saints
Empire FC Gray's Farm
Hoppers St. John's
Old Road FC Old Road
Parham FC Parham
Pigotts Bullets Piggotts
SAP FC Bolans
Sea View Farm FC Sea View Farm
Willikies FC

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Old Road FC (C) 18 13 3 2 37 16 +21 42
2 All Saints United 18 10 3 5 33 21 +12 33
3 Hoppers 18 8 7 3 33 23 +10 31
4 Parham FC 18 8 5 5 31 22 +9 29
5 SAP FC 18 8 3 7 27 26 +1 27
6 Sea View Farm FC 18 6 4 8 19 24 −5 22
7 Willikies FC 18 6 2 10 22 31 −9 20
8 Bassa Sports Club 18 5 4 9 22 27 −5 19 Promotion/Relegation playoffs
9 Empire FC (R) 18 3 6 9 12 22 −10 15 Relegation to Second level
10 Pigotts Bullets (R) 18 3 3 12 18 42 −24 12

Updated to games played on 22 February 2012.
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALL BAS EMP HOP OLD PAR PIB SAP SEA WIL
All Saints United 2–2 1–1 1–4 3–0 3–4 0–0
Bassa Sports Club 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–2
Empire FC 1–2 0–0 0–4 1–3 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–0
Hoppers 2–3 2–2 2–1 2–2 4–1 1–2 2–1
Old Road FC 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 7–2
Parham FC 1–2 1–1 3–3 3–1 3–1 0–3 1–2
Pigotts Bullets 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–1
SAP FC 2–3 1–1 2–0 0–3
Sea View Farm FC 1–3 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–1
Willikies FC 0–3 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–2

Updated to games played on 23 January 2012.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion/Relegation playoffs[edit]

At the end of the year, the eighth-place finisher in the league will be in a three team round robin tournament with the 3rd and 4th place teams from the First Division. At the end of the playoff, the top ream will be placed in next year's Premier Division while the other two will take part in the First Division.[1]

Results:


11 March 2012
Bassa 2 – 2 Villa Lions
Josiah Lawrence Goal
Troy Dublin Goal
Report Goal Ayo Simon
Goal Michael Roberts

13 March 2012
Villa Lions 2 – 1 Ottos Rangers
Michael Roberts Goal Goal Report Goal Shaquille Carr

18 March 2012
21:30
Bassa 2 – 0 Villa Lions
Garry Barnes Goal 31'
Roger Hurst Goal 79'
Report

Bassa retain his Premier Division level, while Villa Lions and Ottos Rangers still on the First Division.

References[edit]

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External links[edit]