The Crown Berger cup will be back in the trophy room at The Valley this evening after Charlton made a good start to their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 victory over Welling United at Park View Road.
Both goals were scored by Karlan Ahearne-Grant in the first nine minutes. Bauer looked a strong addition to the team. The second half was very different, a young team which levelled things up more. Welling themselves hit the woodwork twice and tested Pope.
The attendance was 2,100. It was very hot.
There was a pitch invasion at the end of the game, but not of the type that led Blackpool's pre-season opener to be abandoned.
If you were worried about Gudmundsson's absence, he was at a concert at Wembley last night according to his tweets.