Salgaocar and Mohun Bagan fought keenly to finish with a 1-1 draw in the opener of the final round of the Under-20 I-league tournament here on Saturday.
Topping the Group A with 10 points in the league stage, Salgaocar played an aggressive game right from the kick off and surged ahead in 33rd minute through striker Albino Pereira. The striker received an accurate pass from mid-field and slotted home after dodging past the defenders.
Bagan striker Mayon Kaping restored parity when he converted a measured crosspiece from left flank in the 85th minute.
The result: Salgaocar 1 (Pereira 33) drew with Mohun Bagan 1 (Kaping 85).