Manager Chris Powell was delighted as his Charlton side ended the npower Championship season on a high with a 4-1 win at home to relegated Bristol City.
Yann Kermorgant scored twice and Jonathan Obika and Johnnie Jackson once each to ensure the Addicks ended the campaign ninth and undefeated in eight games. It was a first season as a Championship manager for Powell and he was understandably cheerful.
"It was a terrific end for us and we did it the right way," he said. "Seasons have tended to tail off for us and I wasn't going to allow it this time, especially at home.
"We have shown we can play in this league and I am a better manager for it and the players are better for the experience.
"This club has always battled against the odds and, when we started the season, everyone expected us to be in the bottom six, especially as we have one of the lowest budgets in the division.
"But the supporters believe in the club and in the players. It is not about me because when I am long gone they will still support in the same way.
"There are no boundaries as far as they are concerned and I think we have done them proud and it was fitting to put on a show."
Bottom club Bristol City end the season without a win in nine games and manager Sean O'Driscoll is preparing for life in League One.
"What we have tried to do is instil habits and attitudes that, no matter what division you are in, you need as a team," he said. "That's been something that when you look at the last two seasons we have probably been lacking, not through anyone's fault.
"You have to reflect on where you are as a football club and we are trying to address that, not just on the playing field but throughout the whole business. We have got to change the culture."