Prayag United were held to a goalless draw at home against HAL Bangalore at the Yuba Bharati Krinangan on Saturday.
The draw would put a serious dent on their chances of finishing near the top of the table.
In a match that lacked any bite only Josimar Da Silva Martins and Yusif Yakubu came close both once each in the first half, but failed to provide any breakthrough in the second half as both teams had to settle for a 0-0 draw.
Prayag United Coach Sanjoy Sen, will be disappointed that his team could not capitalise on an easier opponent at home while HAL will go home the happier of the two sides.
The draw means Prayag United SC have 22 points from 14 matches.
Meanwhile, HAL picked up only their 3rd draw of the current I-League campaign to take them to 3 points from 14 matches and they remain at the rock bottom on the table.
Denson Devdas of Prayag United was adjudged man of the match.
Air India 0
Shillong Lajong 0
Air India draw with Lajong
PUNE: A rusty Air India let go a good opportunity and ended up with just one point from their Round XIV match against Shillong Lajong FC in the I-League football championship at the Balewadi Sports Complex ground here on Saturday.
Air India failed to create any real chances in first 80 minutes of the match, but a surge came a tad too late even as Lajong defended their castle meticulously leaving the home team crying for some luck.
With one point from this encounter, Air India stayed put at No 7 position with 20 points, while Lajong was placed at No 10 with 17 points.
Man of the Match was awarded to John D Menyongar of Lajong.