Second-half goals from Michael Morrison and Bradley Wright-Phillips saw leaders Charlton beat Stevenage and extend their lead at the top of League One.

In front of 26,546 fans, Charlton's biggest post-war attendance in the third tier, Morrison fired them ahead with a superbly struck half volley.

Wright-Phillips doubled the lead with a right-footed strike that deflected off Stevenage defender Ronnie Henry.

The win means Charlton are now 14 points clear of third place.

The Addicks' closest rivals, Sheffield United, are 10 points behind but with two games in hand.

Wright-Phillips could have scored a hat-trick having gone close with a header and then seeing a lob over the impressive Stevenage keeper Chris Day go just wide.

Darius Charles could have put Boro in front before half-time but he missed the chance to head in when free in the area.

Morrison put the Addicks ahead soon after the break when he collected the ball outside the area before rifling into the net with his right foot.

Wright-Phillips doubled the lead soon after when his shot deflected off Henry into the net.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOMS

Charlton manager Chris Powell told BBC London 94.9:

"It was a fantastic day all round for everyone, the five pounds initiative worked well today, and the atmosphere was like a few years back when I donned my boots here.

"Stevenage are a dogged team who have done well this year, and to be honest to my players they battled well and produced two good finishes.

"It was a fantastic second half by the players also and it was great for Bradley Wright-Phillips to finally score, we have been hoping it would hit his knee and go in to get some confidence, and today he delivered."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Charlton Athletic

  • 01 Hamer
  • 05 Morrison
  • 06 Taylor
  • 16 Wiggins
  • 20 Solly
  • 04 Jackson (Haynes - 81' )
  • 07 Green Booked
  • 08 Stephens
  • 22 Hollands Booked
  • 10 Wright-Phillips (Pritchard - 90' )
  • 36 Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 13 Sullivan
  • 28 Cort
  • 18 Pritchard
  • 14 Haynes
  • 40 Clarke

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 03 Laird
  • 05 Ashton (Aneke - 75' )
  • 14 Roberts
  • 25 Henry
  • 02 Wilson
  • 08 Long (Myrie-Williams - 67' )
  • 13 Byrom
  • 24 Bostwick Booked
  • 15 Freeman
  • 20 Beardsley (Charles - 22' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 04 Charles
  • 11 Myrie-Williams
  • 22 Aneke
  • 18 Cowan
Ref: Pawson
Att: 26,546

Match Stats

Shots

18 8

On target

12 3

Corners

9 5

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:16 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Hamer by Mark Roberts. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

90:00 +3:15

Foul by Danny Hollands on Jennison Myrie-Williams, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Joel Byrom from left wing, save by Ben Hamer.

89:06

Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.

89:06 Substitution

Substitution (Charlton) makes a substitution, with Bradley Pritchard coming on for Bradley Wright-Phillips.

89:06 Booking

Booking Danny Hollands is given a yellow card.

89:03

Unfair challenge on Jennison Myrie-Williams by Danny Hollands results in a free kick.

88:34

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Green, Mark Roberts makes a clearance.

88:16

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Green, Scott Laird manages to make a clearance.

87:58

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.

86:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Darius Charles. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

85:59

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Green, Chuks Aneke makes a clearance.

85:33

Danny Haynes takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.

81:54

Unfair challenge on Chuks Aneke by Chris Solly results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Laird.

80:47 Substitution

Substitution Johnnie Jackson goes off and Danny Haynes comes on.

79:28

Centre by Joel Byrom, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Mark Roberts misses to the right of the goal.

79:28 Booking

Booking Danny Green booked.

79:26

Unfair challenge on Luke Freeman by Danny Green results in a free kick.

78:53

Outswinging corner taken by Joel Byrom from the left by-line, clearance made by Yann Kermorgant.

78:35

Scott Laird takes a shot. Chris Solly gets a block in.

78:11

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

76:33

Lawrie Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Hollands. Rhoys Wiggins takes the direct free kick.

76:03

A cross is delivered by Yann Kermorgant, Mark Roberts manages to make a clearance.

74:51

Luke Freeman takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.

74:08 Substitution

Substitution Chuks Aneke on for Jon Ashton.

73:01

Danny Hollands takes a shot. Jon Ashton gets a block in.

71:50

Luke Freeman has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

70:09

Rhoys Wiggins takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.

69:21

Danny Green challenges Jennison Myrie-Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joel Byrom crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Yann Kermorgant makes a clearance.

69:01

Corner taken by Joel Byrom from the left by-line, clearance made by Yann Kermorgant.

67:53

Scott Laird challenges Dale Stephens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

66:57 Substitution

Substitution Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Stacy Long.

66:28

Danny Green takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Mark Roberts.

65:58

Bradley Wright-Phillips has a lobbed shot. Save by Chris Day.

63:31

Dale Stephens provided the assist for the goal.

63:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Bradley Wright-Phillips - Charlton 2 - 0 Stevenage Bradley Wright-Phillips finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Charlton 2-0 Stevenage.

62:42

Shot on goal by Danny Green from just inside the area goes over the target.

61:56

Centre by Rhoys Wiggins, Effort from deep inside the area by Yann Kermorgant clears the bar.

61:02

Shot from outside the box by Michael Bostwick misses to the left of the goal.

59:14

Unfair challenge on Michael Morrison by Darius Charles results in a free kick. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.

58:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Ashton by Bradley Wright-Phillips. Chris Day takes the free kick.

54:16

Corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom. Bradley Wright-Phillips challenges Stacy Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Laird restarts play with the free kick.

54:10

Lawrie Wilson delivers the ball, Michael Morrison manages to make a clearance.

52:36

Foul by Scott Laird on Dale Stephens, free kick awarded. Danny Green takes the direct free kick.

50:42

Danny Hollands sends in a cross.

50:24

Danny Green crosses the ball, Scott Laird gets a block in.

48:11

Assist by Danny Hollands.

48:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Morrison - Charlton 1 - 0 Stevenage Michael Morrison finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Charlton 1-0 Stevenage.

47:52

A cross is delivered by Rhoys Wiggins, blocked by Michael Bostwick.

47:02

Joel Byrom takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Ben Hamer.

46:54

The ball is sent over by Stacy Long, clearance made by Chris Solly.

46:12

Effort on goal by Bradley Wright-Phillips from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

45:55

Matthew Taylor fouled by Darius Charles, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +4:29 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +3:38

The ball is crossed by Stacy Long, Shot by Luke Freeman. Comfortable save by Ben Hamer.

45:00 +3:12

The ball is delivered by Danny Green, Chris Day makes a save.

45:00 +1:59

Danny Green crosses the ball, Close range header by Yann Kermorgant misses to the right of the target.

44:14

Foul by Darius Charles on Chris Solly, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Johnnie Jackson. Michael Morrison is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.

43:42

A cross is delivered by Johnnie Jackson, Mark Roberts makes a clearance.

40:25

Dale Stephens concedes a free kick for a foul on Darius Charles. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.

39:16

The ball is delivered by Joel Byrom, Ben Hamer makes a save.

36:53

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Danny Green from right channel, clearance made by Jon Ashton.

36:53 Booking

Booking Michael Bostwick is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

36:52

Michael Bostwick concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Green.

35:35

Dale Stephens delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Bradley Wright-Phillips from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

34:05

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Green from the left by-line, save made by Chris Day.

33:06

Jon Ashton concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Wright-Phillips. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rhoys Wiggins.

32:36

Johnnie Jackson sends in a cross.

31:49

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.

31:29

Darius Charles concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Morrison. Direct free kick taken by Michael Morrison.

30:26

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Roberts.

29:59

Chris Solly sends in a cross, Johnnie Jackson takes a shot. Jon Ashton gets a block in.

29:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnnie Jackson by Stacy Long. Ben Hamer takes the direct free kick.

28:38

The ball is swung over by Danny Green, Bradley Wright-Phillips produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

26:40

Unfair challenge on Jon Ashton by Bradley Wright-Phillips results in a free kick. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.

24:16

Foul by Rhoys Wiggins on Ronnie Henry, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joel Byrom, clearance made by Johnnie Jackson.

21:28 Substitution

Substitution Chris Beardsley leaves the field to be replaced by Darius Charles.

19:41

Danny Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Laird. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joel Byrom.

17:57

Luke Freeman takes a shot. Blocked by Johnnie Jackson. Corner taken right-footed by Joel Byrom, Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.

15:19

The ball is sent over by Joel Byrom, save by Ben Hamer.

14:33

Foul by Bradley Wright-Phillips on Michael Bostwick, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joel Byrom, Danny Hollands manages to make a clearance.

13:37

Johnnie Jackson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lawrie Wilson. Ronnie Henry restarts play with the free kick.

9:24

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Beardsley. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

6:26

Dale Stephens takes the inswinging corner, Mark Roberts manages to make a clearance.

6:10

Danny Green takes the inswinging corner, save by Chris Day.

5:57

A cross is delivered by Rhoys Wiggins, Mark Roberts makes a clearance.

5:48

Rhoys Wiggins takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Roberts.

5:22

Corner taken left-footed by Dale Stephens from the right by-line, clearance made by Mark Roberts.

5:15

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Jon Ashton.

4:48

Lawrie Wilson takes a shot. Save made by Ben Hamer. Mark Roberts produces a cross, save made by Ben Hamer.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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