Ex-Eyemouth keeper Scott Dowie brought his Kelso team, who languish at the foot of the EOS First Division, to Warner Park, looking to grab three vital points.
A group photo of both teams to mark the anniversary of the Christmas truce was not a sign of things to come.
The Fishermen started off the more comfortable team but soon had to reshape, losing Adamson to injury early on.
Eyemouth continued to control the game in the first half and were soon testing Elliott Turnbull in the Kelso goal with half chances, notably from Jess, Buckley, Wilson and Tillbrook, but the Kelso stalwart kept them all at bay to end the first half in stalemate
The second half kicked off with both teams looking for that one goal which was likely going to win this game and Kelso forward Owen Benzies was guilty of missing a great chance to give them the lead.
Eyemouth continued to miss chances and it looked like the game was going to fizzle out.
With Eyemouth manager Max Scott replacing the injured James Wilson, things were about to change.
An Eyemouth corner late on was met by manager Scott at the front post, and with literally a swivel of the hips, he left goalkeeper Turnbull to pick the ball out of the net sending the Fishermen into celebration mode.
But then things got heated after a bad challenge on Tillbrook and the aftermath resulted in Eyemouth’s McInnes and Kelso’s Bowie both beingsent off and Scott booked and soon afterwards Scott received his marching orders for a second bookable offence to cap off an eventful last 20 minutes.
Eyemouth’s nine men managed to hold off a late Kelso onslaught to take the three points.
Eyemouth United: Mutch, Burrell, Speirs, McInnes, Tilbrook, Williamson, Jess, Wilson (Scott), Adamson (Scott), Thomson, Buckley.