Arrows took only two minutes to settle down as Aniket bombed one from inside the box which flew narrowly over the crossbar.
Both teams were steaming in their pursuit of some much-needed points but both sets of defenders were carrying out a pristine job to cancel the attackers out.
The Arrows defenders, especially Boris, did a tremendous job to tame the veteran Odafa Okolie and the ace Nigerian striker couldn't find any breathing space to make a positive impact in the match.
Gokulam's Salah and Kivi tried to outwit the resilient youngsters from the flanks but eventually, that trick couldn't earn many dividends for the hosts.
Seconds after the changeover, Arrows' striker Rahim Ali came very close to scoring the opening goal, but Gokulam goalkeeper Bilal Khan jumped at the right time to get hold of the cross flown by Rahul.
On the hour-mark, finally, Gokulam coach Bino George replaced the off-colour Odafa by introducing Mahmood Al Ajmi.
The deadlock was finally broken by Sarkar in the 77th minute to send the away team dugout into a delirium.