Cheni, March 5: Irish midfielder Shane McFaul scored in the dying minutes to deny Cheni City FC a much needed win and restored a point for DSK Shivajians with a 1-1 result in the I-League football match at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Sunday.
Shivajians Haroon Amiri scored in the 42nd minute but McFaul saved his strike for the last as he spoiled what would have been the hosts' third win.
The result though had lifted them in the table as they went equal on points (9) with Mumbai FC, whom they beat 2-1 in their only meeting so far.
Shivajians are seventh with 11 points in their kitty from 12 outings.
The visitors made seven changes to the team that lost to Churchill Brothers 3-0. Cheni ringed in four.
There were chances for both teams in the first half but none could muster anything.
For the home team, Charles, Amiri and Marcos Tank wasted good opportunities in front of goal while Lallianzuala Chhangte failed to finish at the other end for the visitors.
Right at the end of the first half, Amiri maged to disturb the score-sheet, heading in from a corner as he was left unmarked by the Shivajians defence.
In the second half, Cheni tried to double their lead. Charles tried to get on the end of an Amiri cross but failed. IANS