At the end of this high-octane contest, Heriot-Watt were able to clutch the three points required to stay a point ahead of Duns and clinch second position in the East of Scotland League First Division, but during the 90 minutes a battling Eyemouth side gave the Watt a massive scare and perhaps deserved better than a narrow defeat.
At one stage Eyemouth actually held a 2-0 lead, and it wasn’t until the final half hour that the visitors managed to get their act together and hit back for the victory.
With the wind advantage Eyemouth opened the scoring after 12 minutes when McCrudden had a shot blocked, but Campbell managed to slide the rebound home.
Heriot had the ball in the net with a header, but the goal was ruled out and at half-time it remained 1-0.
In the second half there were chances at both ends, but it was Eyemouth who doubled their lead when Sean Ford volleyed home from a McCrudden pass.
But four minues later Heriot started their comeback with Laurenson heading in after two efforts were blocked.
And in 71 minutes they drew level when Sutherland sent sa low drive into the corner of the net.
As the pressure mounted Forbes rose above the home defence to head the winning goal, which ultimately ruined Duns’ hopes of a promotion place.
Eyemouth: Mutch, Burrell, Spiers, Ford, McInnes, McCrudden, Tillbrook (McKay 88), Wilson, Campbell (Buckley 41), Ruwona, Williamson (Wylie 67).