Last Updated: Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:20
Wolves dropped back into the npower Championship relegation places after substitute Jon Obika's late winner snatched in-form Charlton a 2-1 home victory.
Karl Henry struck the crossbar with a long-range effort in a cagey first half before the game burst into life thanks to Dorian Dervite's opener.
Kevin Doyle equalised for the visitors just three minutes later with his 11th goal of the campaign but Dean Saunders' men were unable to hold on to a crucial point with Obika having the final say.
The hosts were presented with the first clear-cut opportunity of the afternoon in the 10th minute after good work from Callum Harriott but Ricardo Fuller saw his drilled effort on the turn parried away by Dorus De Vries.
Henry's speculative effort in the 25th minute had Ben Hamer backpedalling and hit the crossbar before Hamer managed to prevent the ball crossing the line.
Chris Powell's men then suffered a setback when they were forced into their second change of the afternoon with captain Johnnie Jackson limping off.
Jackson's replacement Danny Green made an immediate impact when his rasping drive was deflected wide and from Green's subsequent corner, Wolves failed to clear and Dervite got the decisive touch on a goalline scramble to poke home the opener.
The hosts' advantage did not last long however as Doyle flicked in Jack Robinson's left-wing cross to set up a breathless final quarter of the game.
With the encounter perfectly poised, the visitors needed an important save from De Vries to keep the scores level as Yann Kermorgant saw his effort from an acute angle tipped over the crossbar.
The home side were not to be denied as Green's deflected shot fell to Obika who struck in the 90th minute to leave Saunders' side with just two games to avoid a second successive relegation.
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