A modest crowd of less than 5000 saw Charlton 'brush', (sorry), aside Barnet, 4-1 in the 2nd round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
The score flattered Charlton but nobody would argue the Addicks didn't deserve the win.
The lack of occasion, coupled with a drizzly night against unglamorous opposition meant that this was always going to be a fixture to get through, rather than something to look forward to.
As it turned out, some positives can be gained from the events on the pitch.
Firstly, Charlton managed to come back from a 1-0 deficit which is always a good sign.
The continued ability of Izale McLeod to find the net is also encouraging, even if his goals to chances ratio is possibly a little frustrating.
Scott Wagstaff and Tamer Tuna both scored, proving that the squad we have been told is 'wafer thin' actually has some youngsters who are itching to get a chance to make their mark.
Finally, we saw that Nicky Bailey was willing to fight for every ball in an effort to make up for the error that gifted Barnet the opening goal.
Normal service will be resumed on Saturday.
If we had lost this evening we wouldn't be too fussed. A 4-1 win is a massive bonus for the club but it's the points in the League that are really important, however lovely another trip to Wembley might be.