MICHELOTTI, beginning to make a habit of producing dramatic finales, hit a last-gasp equaliser against Instant Dict at Mongkok last night to go joint top in the Hongkong First Division. The 1-1 draw saw them pull level on 15 points with Eastern, although they trail on goal difference and have played three games more. They moved into sight of Eastern last week when a Lee Wai-wo goal two minutes into injury time gave them a 2-1 win over big-spending Ernest Borel. Last night, it was Tony Sealy's turn to hit a dramatic late goal, his equaliser stretching the side's unbeaten run to four games. He tapped the ball home from close range after a shot by teammate John Bottomley had been palmed into his path by goalkeeper Tsoi Chi-ping. It was Sealy's third goal of the season. He said: ''Joining Eastern at the the top is great for morale. I know we've played more games, but at the start of the season nobody believed we could do this well. ''I'm very proud that we have done so well against some of the best teams. We again showed great fighting spirit and I just hope we can carry on from here and keep improving.'' Sealy had not even been expected to play last night after pulling a back muscle in the match against Ernest Borel, but was declared fit shortly before kick-off. His equaliser was highly frustrating for Instant-Dict - last season's Senior Challenge Shield and FA Cup finalists - who had largely dominated the match and created numerous chances. Instant-Dict looked to be on their way to victory when Yan Lik-kin converted a controversial penalty after 27 minutes, awarded when Michelotti's Alan Walsh made contact with Yan's head with his boot. With speedy winger Adrian Thorpe and striker Marko Perinovic looking particularly dangerous, Instant-Dict frequently threatened to increase their lead. It took an excellent save by Michelotti goalkeeper Chan Hing-wing to keep out Chan Chi-kwong's powerful close-range shot after 39 minutes. And Instant-Dict's Chan again went desperately close twice in the second-half, namesake Chan blocking his 54th-minute effort, and an opening carved out by Cheung Chi-tak 10 minutes later being wasted when he blasted over the bar. Then, with barely a minute remaining, they were caught out by Michelotti's sucker punch. Max Christie is expected to join teammate Anto Grabo in attack when South China take on Ernest Borel in the Caroliners' only match of the month, this Sunday. South China will not renew Christie's contract when it expires next month but will make full use of the 21-year-old Scot who will be playing in a more comfortable forward role after playing in a left wing role he is unaccustomed to.