Powell: We left it late

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Charlton boss Chris Powell hailed his side after they came from behind to beat Peterborough 3-2.

Lee Tomlin gave Peterborough the lead after 29 minutes but Johnnie Jackson headed Charlton level in the 57th minute. Two minutes later Bradley Wright-Phillips made it three goals in as many games to put Charlton in front and Kelvin Langmead's own-goal made it 3-1 before Craig Mackail-Smith pulled one back late on.

The win continued Charlton's 100% record since Powell took over and he said: "We kept calm because the first half was all Peterborough. I basically said to the boys at half-time: 'This is where we turn up.'"

He added: "We are lucky we came in only 1-0 down but we were still in the game and that was important because if we were 2-0 down or more then we would have struggled. But at 1-0 you've always got a chance.

"I'm extremely pleased we've kept this run going. It seems as if we are playing in the second half at the moment but of course it was an exciting game for everyone.

"We've won and got three points and that is all we can do because the teams in and around us have won again but it is up to us to do what we have to do."

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson was disappointed his side could not hold on but is still confident they can earn promotion.

"All I said at half-time was that we've got to make sure we keep the mentality because when we do come under pressure, make sure we see it through. We did come under pressure and we didn't see it through," said Ferguson.

"You are not going to come to Charlton and not be put under pressure because they are a good team. I just feel that when we do come under pressure I'm not sure that we are mentally tough enough to see it through.

"Do I still think we can get promoted? Yes, most definitely."

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Kelvin Langmead
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Johnnie Jackson
Craig Mackail-Smith
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Lee Tomlin
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