Charlton perhaps as expected started brightly and after a mazy run from Aaron Barnes he crossed for Karlan Ahearne-Grant but Ben Martin made a brave block to prevent his goal bound shot troubling Lewington.Phil Walsh then made a super challenge from the same player to prevent Ahearne-Grant shooting. Welling were struggling to come to terms with the pace of the young Charlton side. In the 27th minute Lewington made the first of his superb saves. As Hanlan burst clean through, Lewington was out quickly to deny the striker with his body as the ball went wide for a corner.
Slowly Welling got into the game as Rhys Murrel-Williamson, hit a low effort wide when well placed.
On the half hour mark, Lewington produced the save of the night that drew applauds from all corners of PVR. A clearance fell straight to George Lapslie, who met the ball on the volley and with the ball arrowing for the corner Lewington tipped the ball onto the post as Ahearne-Grant smashed the rebound over the bar.
However in the 40th minute it was the turn of Dillion Phillips to make a smart save. The Addicks keeper who has played a number of first team games this season produced a great save denying Danny Waldren, after the skipper had played a neat one-two he just had Phillips to beat, but the keeper guessed the right way and tipped his low effort around the post.
This was to prove crucial as right on half time Charlton took the lead. Having denied a volley from Hanlan, the ball fell kindly to Millar, who arrowed his half volley past Lewington to give The Addicks the lead going into the break.
Into the Second half Hanlan and Lewington continued their duel this time Lewington again prevailing tipping his angled drive over the bar.However Welling were still in the game and the lively Murrel-Williamson, came close when he cut inside after a mazy run his low effort beat Phillips but not the inside of the post.
Alex Cathline then bundled his way into the area, before forcing a save from Phillips from a tight angle.
Another save from Lewington to prevent Ahearne-Grant proved to be a turning point as Welling equalized just after.
Dan Walker showed a clean pair of heels and skipped down the right hand side before crossing low the ball fell kindly to Cathline whose miscued effort was heading wide until the ball hit diverted off of the legs of Taylor Maloney and deflected into the net.
Both sides had chances to win it late on as Ahearne-Grant put a well placed free kick wide, before Welling had a penalty shout tuned down with Dan Bowry blocking a Phil Walsh effort with the Wings appealing for handball.But the sides were unable to be separated so the game went to penalties.
Charlton went first and Chris Lewington saved from George Lapslie and Sam Hatton put the Wings’ ahead.
Brandan Hanlan also saw Lewington save his effort, as Dan Walker put Welling two nil ahead in the shoot out.
Chris Millar dragged his penalty wide, but Matt Fish was unable to win it for Welling as Dillion Phillips saved his penalty. But it mattered not as Louis Michael Yamfam blazed his penalty over to see Welling go through to the final to play Dover Athletic.