Lee Bowyer’s full time Charlton Athletic had too much for new-look Welling United with the visitors claiming the Eric Brackstone Trophy.

On a very warm and humid afternoon, and in front of a decent crowd, both teams fielded new signings and trialists unfamiliar to some of their respective supporters.

Each side scored within the first seven minutes as the game got off to a flying start. With six minutes on the clock, Welling took a surprise lead. Adam Coombes found himself in a lot of space down the right wing and eased inside before picking his spot inside the far post.

However, within a minute, the Addicks were level. Nicky Ajose had a shot beaten out by Dan Wilks as far as Karlan Grant. His shot was pushed away by Wilks but it fell kindly for Ajose to finish from a tight angle.

Nassim L’Ghoul had a good chance but fired over then Richard Orlu had a shot headed off the line as Welling enjoyed a good spell.

Gavin McCallum then dragged a shot wide of the near post after Bradley Goldberg had let it run to him.

After that, Charlton had the best of the remainder of the half with Wilks saving from Josh Magennis and Patrick Bauer heading over from a Simon Dawkins corner.

Goldberg brought a save out of Ashley Maynard-Brewer just before the break but it was from an angle which made the stop comfortable.

At the interval, Bowyer changed his entire eleven whilst Wings’ boss Steve King chose to give his starters at least fifteen additional minutes.

Early in the second period, Charlton had a shout for a penalty when George Lapslie tumbled in the area before a good team move, involving Albie Morgan and Igor Vetokele, ended with Tarique Fosu blasting over.

Fosu had a twenty-five yarder saved then Jake Forster-Caskey was unable to finish following more good work from Morgan before having an effort saved comfortably.

Awful Welling defending presented Charlton with a chance to go ahead but Lyle Taylor joined in with the poor play when shooting wide with the goal at his mercy.

King made six changes on the hour mark but Charlton continued to look dangerous. Taylor had a powerful shot well saved by Wilks before Vetokele was unable to hit the target with a header.

Although it came as no surprise when the Addicks went ahead, there was some luck involved. Forster-Caskey’s free kick looped up off the wall and came back off the crossbar for Taylor to bundle home from close range despite Welling’s offside claims.

Morgan had a shot beaten out as far as Taylor who fired well over before L’Ghoul crashed a Welling free kick too high.

Further Welling substitutions disrupted play before Welling had one last chance of claiming a share of the trophy. Goldberg, the only player to complete the full ninety minutes, was played in but he was squeezed out, couldn’t get enough power on his shot, and Dillon Phillips made the save.

Welling United: Wilks, Gibbons, Braham-Barrett, Ijaha, Orlu, Audal, L’Ghoul, Kissock, Goldberg, Coombes, McCallum. Substitutes included: Dymond, Mendy, Acheampong, Ambroisine, Newton, Johnson.

Charlton Athletic first half: Maynard-Brewer, Marshall, Bauer, Sarr, Page, Dawkins, Aribo, Maloney, Grant, Magennis, Ajose.

Charlton Athletic second half: Phillips, Solly, Ward, Pearce, Blumberg, Morgan, Forster-Caskey, Lapslie, Fosu, Taylor, Vetokele.