Idrissa Sylla headed in a stoppage-time header to help NorthEast United hold ATK Mohun Bagan to a 1-1 draw in the play-offs first leg.
A brace from two Indian youngsters Paul Ramfangzauva (49', 66') and Jerry Mawihmingthanga (51', 67') enabled Odisha to end the season on a high, with S Lalhrezuala (33') and Diego Mauricio (69') chipping in.
The management of the Kochi-based franchise need to understand the passion surrounding the sport and develop a strategic plan and a long-term vision for the club's success.
The win propelled ATKMB, who have already qualified for the play-offs, to the top of the ISL table.
The draw, Goa's sixth on the trot, helped the Gaurs climb to the third spot on the table.
Mumbai took the lead through Hugo Boumous (20th minute) and Adam Le Fondre (26th minute) but goals from Glan Martins (45th minute) and Igor Angulo (51st minute) made it all square for FC Goa.
Mumbai City FC consolidated their position at the top of the points table with a 2-1 win.
The decision has been made by the club after concerns over refereeing standards have become a recurring theme in the Blasters’ matches this season.
The club announced that an interim coach for the remainder of the season will be named shortly.
Jamshedpur moved up to sixth spot with 18 points from 15 matches, while Odisha stay in bottom place with just eight points from 14 games.