The Mariners go on top of the table after a sordid draw against Shillong Lajong FC

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Shillong Lajong played out a 1-1 stalemate against championship chasers Mohun Bagan at the Jawaharlal Stadium in Shillong.

Substitute Jeje Lalpekhlua’s strike in the 75th minute was cancelled out almost instantly by Aser Dipanda’s penalty in the 78th minute.

Mohun Bagan named an unchanged lineup from the side that beat East Bengal in Siliguri with Balwant Singh and Darryl Duffy starting upfront and youngster Azharuddin Mullick providing the width down the right.

Mohun Bagan looked to seize the win in the dying moments with Yusa Katsumi and Sehnaj Singh both having opportunities but shooting straight to Kaith.

The draw takes Mohun Bagan to the top of the table, tied on points with Aizawl FC but with a better head to head record.