Ton up for Charlton as Hartlepool fail to spoil the party

18:43 05 May 2012

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Charlton's players and management celebrate winning League One during the npower League One match at The Valley, London.

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League One: Charlton Athletic 3 Hartlepool United 2

Charlton Athletic passed the 100-point mark after a second half comeback saw them see off the challenge of a plucky Hartlepool United at The Valley.

But it didn’t all go the Addicks way as they had to do it the hard way after Peter Hartley headed Pool into the lead.

However, the party celebrations will continue long into the night as Danny Hollands, Danny Haynes and Yann Kermorgant ensured the victory, though there was an anxious few moments towards the end when Gary Liddle pulled one back for Neale Cooper’s side.

In a quiet opening half the Addicks opened positively with Bradley Wright-Phillips effort blocked by Peter Hartley and Scott Wagstaff’s follow up effort went over the bar.

But the visitors threatened on the counter attack and Ritchie Humphreys rifled a shot straight at home goalkeeper Ben Hamer.

And the Addicks didn’t heed the early warning as skipper Neil Austin’s inswinging corner was met by Hartley after 31 minutes.

The hosts were clearly frustrated but almost levelled immediately through Wright-Phillips but clear through on goal he fluffed his chance wide of the target.

After the break Hartlepool continued to frustrate Chris Powell’s promotion-winning side but they eventually levelled when Dale Stephens’ corner into the box found Danny Hollands and the former Bournemouth midfielder headed past Scott Flinders.

And it was almost a sense of inevitably that Charlton would end with a win to round off a fantastic season for the Addicks.

Danny Haynes prodded home with nine minutes remaining to put them on course and then former Leicester City striker Yann Kermorgant scored the goal of the game as he plucked the ball out of the air and lofted the ball into the far corner of the net.

But there were a few nervy minutes to go through yet as Gary Liddle struck four minutes from time for the visitors.

However, nothing was going to ruin the Addicks day as they took the three points and moved past the century to crown a memorable promotion winning season to the Championship.

Charlton Athletic: Hamer, Solly, Morrison, Taylor, Wiggins, Wagstaff (Pritchard 65), Hollands, Stephens, Jackson (Haynes 30), Wright-Phillips (Euell 83), Kermorgant.

Subs not used: Sullivan, Cort.

Attendance 26,749


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