Nelson 1 Eccleshall 0
Nelson broke down a stubborn Eccleshall resistance to claim their fifth straight league win and fourth straight clean sheet.
Substitute Jonny Hession’s goal 20 minutes from time sealed the points against a team who had not picked up single point on their travels this season.
Hession’s introduction on the hour mark was the last roll of the dice for Mark Fell's NWCL Division One leaders.
For despite having all of the possession, the Admirals could not break down an Eccleshall side who came to defend. Nelson are now 10 points clear at the top.