Their consistent attempts soon paid off when an inch-perfect lofted pass from Kisseka was beautifully directed into the goal by Dipanda
Dicka in the 60th minute to finally secure the equaliser for Mohun Bagan.
Dipanda Dicka (45' + 2'), who took the penalty shot ensured an equalizer for his team scoring on a rebound from a poor collection effort from Ricardo Cardozo of Churchill Brothers SC.
It was only in the 69th minute when a free kick from Cameron Watson and header from Akram followed by a brilliant finish from Dipanda Dicka gave the Bengal club a lead in the game.
Dipanda Dicka of Mohun Bagan was adjudged the Hero of the Match,.
The Mariners lacked firepower upfront to make the difference as the tiring Dipanda
alone could not get the winner as the game ended in a stalemate.
After opening his Mohun Bagan account with a brace, the spotlight will be on Aser Pierrick Dipanda
Dicka who welcomes his old side and will have mixed emotions as he steps out onto the pitch to play against the team he won the Golden Boot last season with, scoring eleven goals for the Reds.
The Kolkata giants propel to the top of the table as Aser Pierrick Dipanda Dicka (34',46') scored a brace along with Kromah (23'), Shaikh Faiaz (48') and Sony Norde (84') who were also on the scoresheet for the Green and Maroons.
In a 4-4-1-1 formation, Aser Dipanda led the line after being declared fit as Ansumana Kromah faced his former side just behind the striker.
Dipanda opened his account at Mohun Bagan by doubling the lead past the half-hour mark.
Striker Aser Pierrick Dipanda
will be raring to go as his MRI scans did not show much damage from a knock he received in the same game.
The progress of the game saw Ansumama Kromah and Aser Dipanda taking early advantage of the home side, but East Bengal remained resolute.
Last season's Golden Boot winner, Aser Dipanda's time on the field was cut short by a blow he suffered from a knock with Kingfisher East Bengal's Eduardo Ferreira soon after the resumption of the game and was later taken to the hospital.