Aizawl and NEROCA had performances to forget in their respective recent games. While Aizawl played out a 1-1 draw against Indian Arrows, NEROCA were battered 1-4 by Gokulam Kerala FC.
The result takes Real Kashmir to the third place on the Hero I-League standings with 22 points, while Neroca remain in the relegation spot with 15.
I-League 2019-20: Favourites Mohun Bagan look to build on six-match winning streak in away clash at TRAU FC
TRAU FC forged a seven-game unbeaten run and rose to third on the points table but are now winless in five games
Second-placed Punjab now have 18 points from 12 matches, while East Bengal (12 points from 12 matches) managed to jump one spot to ninth place on goal difference with NEROCA.
Neroca, with the draw, have climbed up to the eighth spot on the table with 12 points from as many games while Arrows are at the rock bottom with eight points from 11 matches.
I-League 2019-20: Mohun Bagan, Churchill Brothers the frontrunners, Chennai City struggle and other talking points after two months of football
Two months into the 2019/20 season of the I-League, it's a good time to take stock of what's going on in the league. It's a competition that struggles to be broadcasted, craves for a watchable online stream and begs for more media coverage.
I-League 2019-20: Mohun Bagan go top of table with win over Real Kashmir FC; Indian Arrows salvage point against Neroca
Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan registered a fluent 2-0 win over Real Kashmir FC (RKFC) in an away game to climb to the top of the I-League table on Sunday.
I-League 2019-20: Ruthless East Bengal thrash Neroca FC in one-sided contest; Punjab overcome Chennai City scare to bag last-gasp win
Punjab head coach Yan Law made a host of changes from his side that drew 1-1 at home with East Bengal. Anwar Ali returned to the line-up after having served his one-match suspension. Dicka started on the bench while Jason Hart returned to the eleven.
Consortium of six I-League clubs including champions Chennai City FC request AIFF to hear out concerns over unified league
The AIFF, through General Secretary Kushal Das, sought confirmation from six I-League clubs — East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Neroca, Churchill Brothers, Real Kashmir FC and Chennai City FC — on whether they will take part in the Super Cup main tournament
Spanish striker Pedro Manzi struck his second hat-trick of the season to help Chennai City FC outplay Shillong Lajong 6-1 and return to the top of the I-League standings on Saturday.
Bagan, who had the lion's share of exchanges and ball possession scored through Aser Pierrick Dipanda Dicka (26th) and Akram Koghrabi (41st) to take their tally to 27 points from 16 matches.
I-League 2017-18: Minerva Punjab FC's Abhishek Ambekar trains focus on title, says playing for India 'ultimate dream'
Having featured in every match this season for Minerva, Ambekar attributed the team's success to the unity of the side
I-League 2017-18: Dudu strikes late to keep East Bengal's title hopes alive with win over Indian Arrows
Winless from four matches, East Bengal had virtually given up on their title hope, squandering at least half a dozen chances but the veteran Nigerian's 90+3rd minute header gave them a fresh lease of life.
NEROCA survived anxious moments in the second half before they halted Churchill Brothers' unbeaten run in the new year with a solitary goal win in their Hero I-League match on Tuesday.
NEROCA FC owner Naoba Thangjam on Friday said that the I-League clubs should not be left out during any future revamp of the Indian domestic football.
NEROCA could not recover from an early jolt and the vocal 15,000-odd crowd that turned up at the Khuman Lampak Stadium returned home disappointed.
I-League 2017-18: Khalid Jamil's East Bengal look to consolidate top spot with victory over NEROCA FC
A confident NEROCA FC will look to exploit the home advantage when they lock horns with table-toppers Kingfisher East Bengal in an I-League match in Imphal.
NEROCA’s promotion to I-League fuelled by investment in local talent, one-on-one relationship with players
After their surprise elevation to the first division of the I-League, a look at what Imphal-based NEROCA FC did right.