CHARLES Wise's 93rd-minute winner downed Malvern Town as Evesham United won a thrilling Boxing Day derby.

Levi Steele scored twice in four first-half minutes as The Robins took a deserved 2-0 lead into the break, but Watts scored within 60 seconds of the restart before his 70th-minute penalty brought the hosts level.

But Wise settled the game in injury time to spark wild scenes from the traveling supporters behind the goal.

Evesham settled quickest and camped in Malvern's half but it was on the counter that Evesham took the lead. Aidan Clark strode clear after a Malvern attack, before his shot on goal was palmed into the air by Town keeper Josh Bishop.

But he was unable to claim the ball in a 50:50 aerial duel with Evesham striker Steele, who headed into an empty net.

It became two-nil four minutes later, but it was an absolute gift from the hosts. Defender Carrick Hill's header back to Bishop was far too short and Steele nipped in to poke the ball past the Malvern keeper.

Malvern did respond towards the end of the half and went close through Adam Sauntson, but there was little complaint about the score line.

Going into the break, the hosts required a rapid response as the second-half started, and they got just that as Harry Clark's cross was brilliantly flicked into the bottom corner by Watts merely seconds after the restart.

Malvern were on top and looked the more likely to score next, but a penalty on the hour mark threatened to halt Malvern's comeback in its tracks. 

Sauntson got the wrong side of striker Aidan Clark and tripped him but Bishop saved Amer Awadh's penalty, tipping it around the post to keep Malvern in the game.

With 20 minutes remaining, it was Malvern's turn to win a penalty as the referee penalised Evesham's Jordy Ngathe for a handball and Watts stepped up to make it 2-2 with a brilliantly taken spot-kick.

It looked as if the game was heading towards a draw, which was probably about right on the balance of play, but Evesham had other ideas as the game entered stoppage time.

A free-kick was lofted deep into the box and Wise, on as a substitute at half-time, got a touch on the ball to take it past Bishop and into the empty net.