ECCLESHALL boss Shaun Hollinshead gave new signing Callum Whittaker his debut, but the Eagles slipped up 2-1 at Irlam.
The hosts took a first half lead, after early Eccleshall pressure, when Joe Icely took advantage of a defensive mistake to net.
Eccleshall equalised on 67 minutes when a fierce shot by Angelo Enrico was saved by Brewer and Jack Warren crashed in the rebound.
Irlam went back in front on 78 minutes when substitute Ryan McGreevy slotted home past Dave Dyson.
Both Eccleshall and Eccleshall AFC are without fixtures on Boxing Day and December 28. On January 4, Eccleshall entertain Oldham Boro (3pm).