Following a hard fought ABFA first division 2011/2012 season A & R Electrical and Plumbing Celtics emerged winners and was awarded the league’s trophy on Sunday.
Celtics topped the division with 45 points from 22 games, scoring 28 goals while giving up a league low nine strikes along the way.
The team, which changed its name Goldsmitty after a stint in the premiership a few seasons ago, is back to the top flight, and hoping for a longer stay this time around.
Coach John Lloyd said that the season had its challenges and understands that more work has to be done if the team is to compete at the highest level.
“We have a lot of work to do,” Lloyd said following the team’s acceptance of the league cup from first vice president of the ABFA Nando Abraham.
“If we are going to be competitive at the next level we will have to make a more serious commitment to training and preparation.
“I look forward to the challenges but the players will have to make the necessary adjustments as well,” the coach insisted.
Celtics held off a strong challenge to the title from second place finishers Virgin Holidays Fort Road the team that will join them in the premiership next season.
The champions finished its season with a 0-0 draw against Freemansville in the feature game at the ARG on Sunday.
They lost just one game for the season against Bethesda, which incidentally lost 2-1 to the Villa Lions, also on Sunday.
Bethesda will enter the first and second division playoff for a chance to keep its place in the first division.
The second division teams for that competition is yet to be announced since that division is yet to be completed.
Villa will join Rangers in the first/premier division playoff with premier division eighth place finisher Bassa.
The winner of that three-team playoff will play in the premiership next season.
Rangers completed its season on Sunday as well with a 3-1 come from behind victory over Lion Hill.
Oneil Browne put Lion Hill in the lead before Oswin Benjamin, Semore Livingston and Zena Francis replied for Rangers.
In presenting the trophy Abraham praised Celtics on its achievement and encouraged them to get ready for the premier division.