2011–12 Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division
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|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.
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.
|All Saints United||All Saints|
|Bassa Sports Club||All Saints|
|Empire FC||Gray's Farm|
|Old Road FC||Old Road|
|Sea View Farm FC||Sea View Farm|
||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|
|6||Sea View Farm FC||18||6||4||8||19||24||−5||22|
|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.
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.
|Home \ Away||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|
|Old Road FC||1–0||2–2||1–1||1–0||7–2|
|Sea View Farm FC||1–3||1–1||1–2||1–3||0–1|
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.
11 March 2012
|Bassa||2 – 2||Villa Lions|
|Report|| Ayo Simon
13 March 2012
|Villa Lions||2 – 1||Ottos Rangers|
|Michael Roberts||Report||Shaquille Carr|
18 March 2012
|Bassa||2 – 0||Villa Lions|
|Garry Barnes 31'
Roger Hurst 79'
Bassa retain his Premier Division level, while Villa Lions and Ottos Rangers still on the First Division.