Suleiman Usman’s 57th minute goal was all Gombe United needed to pocket the maximum points and brighten their chances of surviving relegation.
Before the back breaking goal, both teams had wasted so many scoring chances in the first half.
Speaking after the match Gombe United Technical Adviser, Austin Eguavoen said he was happy to have gotten the maximum point in the gruelling encounter.
According to him, Nasarawa gave his side the stiffest opposition at home since the league commenced.
Eguavoen also said he is confident that his team will escape relegation just as he prayed for fair officiating in their subsequent games.
On his part, Nasarawa coach, Baba Ganaru Mohammed said Gombe United were lucky to have gone away with the maximum points
Elsewhere, reigning champions and table toppers Kano Pillars remained on top of the log despite going down 2-0 at Bayelsa United.
Pillars are still on 47 points, three points clear of their closest rivals Nasarawa United and Enyimba who suffered defeats on the road
Hosts Lobi stopped Enyimba 1-0 and Dolphins also fell 3-1 at Warri Wolves, who have now shot up to fourth place on the table with 43 points.
Akwa United were 2-0 winners at home against Giwa FC, Enugu Rangers held Abia Warriors to a goalless draw in Umuahia, and Sunshine Stars recorded a 2-2 draw at relegation-threatened FC Taraba.
Kaduna United, who won 5-0 at home on Sunday, were brought down to earth when they were trounced 3-0 by home team Sharks just as Heartland compounded the woes of bottom club Nembe City 2-0 in Owerri.