Frankwell said an early goodbye to the Hong Kong First Division after they failed to get three points from their match against Sing Tao at Mongkok Stadium yesterday. The side, who needed to win to stay in the elite league, drew 1-1 with the Tigers. Frankwell will be relegated to the Second Division - together with amateur side Club - at the end of this season. Frankwell took an early lead when former Guangzhou forward Luo Wensheng shot from close range after a Wong Fuk-wing cross from the left in the second minute. Both sides failed to convert any of their chances in the next 87 minutes, until Sing Tao's English defender Rudi Hedman slotted in the equaliser from a Lau Chi-yuen cross one minute from time. Frankwell were furious after referee Wong Yiu-chung decided not to award them a penalty after right-winger Wong Wai-hung was brought down by Hedman in the box two minutes before Hedman's goal. 'Even the referees' supervisor Chan Chi-to reckoned it should have been a penalty. I don't know why Wong did not give us the spot kick,' said Frankwell team manager Fung Siu-wai. Fung said the club decided not to stay on in the top flight two months ago when they released national striker Tim Bredbury - the most expensive player in their squad. 'Frankwell are not happy with the management of the Hong Kong Football Association [HKFA]. 'It is controlled by a small group of people who ignore the interests of the senior clubs,' said Fung, one of the founding members of the Association of Hong Kong Professional Football Clubs Limited which has had a series disputes with the HKFA. 'We have invested more than $8 million this season but we haven't had much return because of the mismanagement of the HKFA.' Fung also complained about the standard of local referees. 'Many times we eventually lost games because of the poor refereeing,' he claimed. 'We have had enough. We have told the HKFA that we would not stay in the First Division even if we were invited. It is meaningless to continue our investment since we are unable to get reasonable returns. That is why we released Bredbury, to cut down the running costs.' Fung said Frankwell, who were first promoted to the First Division at the end of the 1993-94 season, would not withdraw from the HKFA and they would try their best in their final league game against Uhlsport-Rangers next Saturday and in the Viceroy Cup.