Date: 15th January 2012 at 4:36pm
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Owls boss Gary Megson was left to lament his side’s below-par performance against a Charlton side he described as the best to visit Hillsborough so far this season.

Johnnie Jackson’s superb first-half free-kick gave the npower League One leaders all three points and saw Wednesday suffer defeat on home soil for the first time this term.

And Megson had few complaints, pointing towards an under-par performance from too many of those in blue and white and a well-organised Addicks side.

‘Charlton are the best side we have played this season. They have set the pace from day one and you can see why,’ Megson told the official SWFC website.

‘The last thing you can do is give a well organised side like Charlton a goal start but I have to say it was a terrific strike.

‘We huffed and puffed without causing them any real problems and too many of our players were under par.

‘Most of our lads were ten per cent below their normal game and you can’t do that against anyone, let alone the league leaders.’

In contrast, proud Charlton boss Chris Powell was full of praise for his on-song side.

‘I’m very proud of my players today. We dealt with a tough game against good opposition,’ he told the official Charlton website.

‘We stood up to everything that was thrown at us and the players showed a lot of resilience and character, words you have to use at times.

‘We played some good stuff and created some good chances, and one piece of quality won the game from my skipper.

‘For us to come here and get a clean sheet and come away with three points is fantastic.’